agony

英 ['ægənɪ] 美 ['æɡəni]
  • n. 苦恼;极大的痛苦;临死的挣扎
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1、agon- + -y.
2、本身的直接含义:痛苦的挣扎,(剧烈的)争夺,(激烈的)竞争。
3、由于竞争、争夺的残酷性和激烈性,进而导致身心的煎熬与痛苦,由此进而引申为:(精神上或肉体上极度的)痛苦;极度悲痛,临死的痛苦;垂死的挣扎。
4. 谐音“爱过你”,爱过你,却被你伤得很深,所以很痛苦。
5. 和 ecstasy 一起记,电影《The Agony and the Ecstasy》(即:《痛苦与狂喜》,又被翻译为《万世千秋》)描述了米开朗基罗(Michelangelo)画梵地冈西斯廷教堂屋顶壁画的经历。
agony 痛苦

来自词根ag, 做。此处指比赛, 比赛中的精神压力,痛苦,折磨。

agony
agony: [14] Agony is one of the more remote relatives of that prolific Latin verb agere (see AGENT). Its ultimate source is the Greek verb ágein ‘lead’, which comes from the same Indo- European root as agere. Related to ágein was the Greek noun agón, originally literally ‘a bringing of people together to compete for a prize’, hence ‘contest, conflict’ (which has been borrowed directly into English as agon, a technical term for the conflict between the main characters in a work of literature).

Derived from agón was agōníā ‘(mental) struggle, anguish’, which passed into English via either late Latin agōnia or French agonie. The sense of physical suffering did not develop until the 17th century; hitherto, agony had been reserved for mental stress. The first mention of an agony column comes in the magazine Fun in 1863.

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agony (n.)
late 14c., "mental suffering" (especially that of Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane), from Old French agonie, agoine "anguish, terror, death agony" (14c.), and directly from Late Latin agonia, from Greek agonia "a (mental) struggle for victory," originally "a struggle for victory in the games," from agon "assembly for a contest," from agein "to lead" (see act (n.)). Sense of "extreme bodily suffering" first recorded c. 1600.
1. The Aussie was in agony with a broken finger.
这个澳大利亚人承受着断指之痛。

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2. He fell awkwardly and went down in agony clutching his right knee.
他笨拙地摔倒了,痛苦地抱住右膝倒在地上。

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3. He staggered around the playground, screaming in agony.
他绕着运动场跌跌撞撞地走着,并且痛苦地大叫。

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4. His face screwed up in agony.
他的脸痛苦地扭曲着。

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5. He was writhing in agony.
他痛苦地翻滚着。

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