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Synonyms for anguished

Synonyms for anguished

experiencing intense pain especially mental pain

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The elder brother namely Naveed became anguished and he opened fire at Nadeem killing him on the spot.
Parents Caroline and Jeremy, who made anguished appeals for him to returned, released the letter.
The Arab Diaspora Voices of an Anguished Scream attempts to explore the fluidity and pain of boundaries and exile.
He films ruined cities, anguished faces, beatific Buddhas, sinister skies, lambent rivers at dawn and at twilight, grinning children, passing trains at night, airplanes cutting through the cloudy firmament, birds leaving the bare, blasted branches of trees and flapping off into the sky in slow motion--all of these far too well--trod cinematic moments--superbly, movingly, somehow endlessly evading the cliches in which his script so fulsomely trades.
There's a good balance between enduring lesbo faves--Joan Armatrading's anguished "The Weakness in Me," Lucinda Williams's yearning "Right in Time"--and tunes by newer artists like the bluegrass-tinged Be Good Tanyas and a talented torch-song diva named Fantcha.
Marilyn Hacker's latest volume of poems combines musings on failed love, bodily change, and anguished reflections on the post-9/11 world.
He argued that the visual portrayal of the Pharisees and lawyers hostile to Jesus as "black-clothed, sinister, and brutal" was outrageous, and that the portrayal of Pontius Pilate, in real life a brutal tyrant, as a "sensitive anguished moral authority" was similarly unacceptable.
If this synthesis is unattintable, as Helgeson and others before him have argued, then an anguished, violent poetic is the result.
The Bethlehem into which Jesus was born would soon know the terrifying clank of military steel, the blood-curdling shrieks of children slashed to death by Roman soldiers "just doing their job," and the heart-rending cries of anguished, inconsolable mothers.
But his early works have seldom made anyone's pulse beat faster; and his later anguished females tend to seem well-mannered next to Moore's and Lipchitz's heroic earth mothers.
But the piece never clarifies its intent, and that leaves us increasingly frustrated by our inability to make sense of the long succession of anguished episodes.
Sundquist summarizes his take on this conflict within the text - and thus within Chesnutt himself - as "an anguished cry of righteous protest moderated by the hopeful voice of compromise"; I, however, contend that Chesnutt knew very well the ineffectuality of such "compromise," and that the recognition of his own ineffectuality as a black writer in a white world constitutes the real anguish of the novel (449).
His new book* offers some gems of inscrutable prose: Marvin Gaye's version of "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" distills 400 years of paranoia and talking drum gossip into 3 minutes and 15 seconds of anguished soul-searching.
His books include Anguished English, More Anguished English, Fractured English, Crazy English, and, most recently, The Bride of Anguished English.