Today’s Word: agonize

February 19, 2017 =========

☆  agonize  苦しむ


If you agonize over something, you feel very anxious about it and spend a long time thinking about it. Other words with similar meanings are: suffer, be distressed, struggle, or worry. You could use any of those words instead, however, usually when you agonize about a situation, there is a choice that needs to be decided. For example:

Shiho is worried about what high school to go to.
Shiho is agonizing over whether she should go to High School A or High School B.

He was worrying about whether to do the training course (or not).
He was agonizing over whether to do the training course or not.

Are you agonizing over anything at the moment?