Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Great anxiety accompanied by painful constriction at the upper part of the belly, often with palpitation and oppression.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Great anxiety accompanied by painful constriction at the upper part of the belly, often with palpitation and oppression.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Anguish; intense bodily or mental pain.
  • n. In medicine, extreme anxiety, accompanied with painful constriction at the epigastrium, and often with palpitation and oppression.

Etymologies

Latin. See anger. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • For love is a perpetual [5345] flux, angor animi, a warfare, militat omni amans, a grievous wound is love still, and

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • One day of grief is an hundred years, as Cardan observes: 'Tis carnificina hominum, angor animi, as well saith Areteus, a plague of the soul, the cramp and convulsion of the soul, an epitome of hell; and if there be a hell upon earth, it is to be found in a melancholy man's heart.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Yea, but this expectation is it which tortures me in the mean time; [3810] futura expectans praesentibus angor, whilst the grass grows the horse starves: [3811] despair not, but hope well,

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • The summum genus is dotage, or anguish of the mind, saith Aretaeus; of the principal parts, Hercules de Saxonia adds, to distinguish it from cramp and palsy, and such diseases as belong to the outward sense and motions [depraved] [1030] to distinguish it from folly and madness (which Montaltus makes angor animi, to separate) in which those functions are not depraved, but rather abolished;

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • But _angor_ meant not only quinsy or compression of the neck; it assumed a moral import, and signifies anguish or anxiety.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 6, No 4, August, 1864 Devoted To Literature And National Policy

  • I suffered from an angor every spring, and my medical doctor suggested ......

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  • M aine papers included: B angor Daily News (1992+), Portland Press Herald (1995+), and selected business coverage from M aine Times (1994-2002) and Central M aine M orning S entinel

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  • Mae Prydain, er enghraifft, ar rai mesurau, yn llai cyfartal nawr nac oedd hi pan etholwyd Tony Blair ond mae "cyfartaledd cymdeithasol" o hyd yn angor athronyddol i'r Blaid Lafur.

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  • I heartily laugh at such petulant angor, merely because his errors have been pointed out.

    Literary anecdotes of the eighteenth century; comprizing biographical memoirs of William Bowyer, printer, F. S. A.

  • At vcrum nc id fit, parum angor: iIlud mcmcmagis torqucn Quod tara cclebrium balncorum fodinam a ncmine P

    De balneorum naturalium viribus libri quatuor

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