Phrase originally made famous on the old ABC's Wide World of Sports show that aired on Saturday afternoons. A hapless ski jumper fell off the jump and had the misfortune to have that little video clip replayed about a zillion times over the years.
Antonym is Thrill of Victory
Bringing you the wide world of sports, where you can experience the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat all within the comfy confines of your living room.

He blew that $1,000 Nassau and then got fired for letting down the Chairman's team - talk about the agony of defeat.

by AdamanEve February 26, 2006
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There's no bragging rights for people who haven't worked for it.
"Oh man, that team really sucks." Oh really? Have you worked as hard as them or have the balls to even go for the team? "Nah dude, they suck I don't wanna join them!" Then shut up, No Agony, No Bragony.
by Offbrand. July 21, 2009
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A story of requited love. The love between a torture crazed biophidelic monster and his/her victim.
"Say goodbye, Kimberly," muttered Kat under her
breath, "and say hello to your worst nightmare!"
by David LeFanu December 10, 2003
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A Metalcore Band That Came On The Scene Around '03 They Were Signed On Solid State Records And Debuted A Self Titled Album,Popular Songs Are
We Bury Are Dead At Dawn
Shotgun Wedding
And There Cover To "Paint It Black" By The Rolling Stones

After That They Sold Out And Went To Road Runner Records,And Of May 24 05 They Will Debut There Album Titled "The Darkest Of Red".....Why Agony,Why Did You Leave Solid State?
Norma Jean,Stretch Arm Strong,Extol,The Charoit,Underoath
by #1 Musicaholic Ray-Ray March 16, 2005
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A feeling, the pain you get when you do not win. A substantial loss, or failure to complete a task.
"I know we cannot win Ohio despite the provisional ballots"
by Nikthenyetminder November 17, 2004
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Quit hitting folks with your dildo, you are acting like such a symbolic agony!
by burn January 04, 2004
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A Band led by Vocalist Keith Caputo which with his departure stopped kicking ass and now that he has returned LOA has Returned.
Life of Agony Freaking Rocks.
The Style of LoA is hard to determine and Constantly is changing.
by Timmy Barrettl October 29, 2007
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