1. violent pangs of suffering;
- Example: "death throes"
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
throes n 1: violent pangs of suffering; "death throes"Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
141 Moby Thesaurus words for "throes": Jacksonian epilepsy, Rolandic epilepsy, abdominal epilepsy, access, ache, aching, acquired epilepsy, activated epilepsy, acute pain, affect epilepsy, akinetic epilepsy, apoplexy, arrest, attack, autonomic epilepsy, better self, bite, blockage, blow, boring pain, cardiac epilepsy, charley horse, clonic spasm, clonus, compunction, convulsion, cortical epilepsy, cramp, cramps, crick, cursive epilepsy, cut, darting pain, distress, diurnal epilepsy, dolor, eclampsia, epilepsia, epilepsia gravior, epilepsia major, epilepsia minor, epilepsia mitior, epilepsia nutans, epilepsia tarda, epilepsy, epitasis, falling sickness, fit, focal epilepsy, frenzy, fulgurant pain, girdle pain, gnawing, grand mal, grief, grip, griping, haute mal, hitch, hurt, hysterical epilepsy, ictus, injury, jumping pain, kink, lancinating pain, larval epilepsy, laryngeal epilepsy, laryngospasm, latent epilepsy, lesion, lockjaw, matutinal epilepsy, menstrual epilepsy, musicogenic epilepsy, myoclonous epilepsy, nasty blow, nip, nocturnal epilepsy, occlusion, orgasm, pain, pang, pangs, pangs of conscience, paroxysm, passion, petit mal, physiologic epilepsy, pinch, prick, pricking of heart, psychic epilepsy, psychomotor epilepsy, qualms, reflex epilepsy, rotatoria, scruples, seizure, sensory epilepsy, serial epilepsy, sexual climax, sharp pain, shock, shoot, shooting, shooting pain, sore, sore spot, spasm, stab, stabbing pain, stitch, stoppage, stress, stress of life, stroke, suffering, tardy epilepsy, tender spot, tetanus, tetany, thrill, thromboembolism, thrombosis, tonic epilepsy, tonic spasm, tormen, torsion spasm, touch of conscience, traumatic epilepsy, trismus, tweak, twinge, twinge of conscience, twitch, ucinate epilepsy, visitation, voice of conscience, wound, wrench