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English noun: pang

1. pang (feeling) a sudden sharp feeling

SamplesPangs of regret.
She felt a stab of excitement.
Twinges of conscience.

Synonymsstab, twinge

Broader (hypernym)feeling

Narrower (hyponym)guilt pang

2. pang (state) a mental pain or distress

SamplesA pang of conscience.


Broader (hypernym)hurting, pain

3. pang (state) a sharp spasm of pain

Broader (hypernym)hurting, pain

Narrower (hyponym)afterpains, birth pangs, labor pains, labour pains

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