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Dictionary Definition

pang

Noun

1 a sudden sharp feeling; "pangs of regret"; "she felt a stab of excitement"; "twinges of conscience" [syn: stab, twinge]
2 a mental pain or distress; "a pang of conscience" [syn: sting]
3 a sharp spasm of pain

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. A paroxysm of extreme pain or anguish; a sudden and transitory agony; a throe; as, the pangs of death.

Related terms

Verb

  1. To torture; to cause to have great pain or suffering; to torment.

Estonian

Noun

pang

Synonyms

Mandarin

Pinyin

  1. : pong, used with ping for ping pong

Pinyin syllable

pang
  1. A transliteration of any of a number of Chinese characters properly represented as having one of four tones, pāng, páng, pǎng, or pàng.

Usage notes

English transcriptions of Chinese speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Chinese language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Swedish

Interjection

  1. bang (verbal percussive sound)

Extensive Definition

Pang may refer to:

People

includes name origin of the alternate Romanization of Peng; plus people with the name,

Fictional characters

  • Pang Wanchun (庞万春), character in the epic Chinese tale, the "Water Margin"

Places

Other uses

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

ache, aching, acute pain, anguish, bite, blow, boring pain, charley horse, contriteness, contrition, cramp, cramps, crick, cut, darting pain, discomfort, distress, dolor, fulgurant pain, girdle pain, gnawing, grief, griping, guilt, hesitation, hitch, hurt, injury, jumping pain, kink, lancinating pain, lesion, malaise, misery, misgiving, mortification, nasty blow, nip, pain, paroxysm, passion, pinch, prick, qualm, regret, remorse, scruple, seizure, self-reproach, sharp pain, shock, shoot, shooting, shooting pain, sore, sore spot, spasm, stab, stabbing pain, stitch, stress, stress of life, stroke, suffering, tender spot, thrill, throes, tormen, tweak, twinge, twitch, wound, wrench
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