anguish, distress, suffering, torment, torture. PAIN.
Man died ‘in agony’ after stroke amid ambulance delays
A woman has described how her dying husband was left “in agony” from a stroke after she was told it would take up to an hour to get an ambulance.
Agony meaning: extreme physical or mental pain or suffering:
She lay there screaming in agony.
I was in an agony of suspense.
We’ve both suffered agonies of guilt over what happened.