Worried and upset

anguish
(n)
AN-gwish
Meaning

acute pain; extreme suffering (mental or physical)

1st Sample Sentence

After the accidental death of their five-year old daughter, they were in a terrible anguish.

Root

angustia (tightness, straitness, narrowness, distress, difficulty) (Latin)

Mnemonics

anguish ~ ang (anger) + u + wish; You are in anger with someone, you wish him/her to suffer from pain and distress. Languish causes anguish.

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