harrowing


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har·row·ing

 (hăr′ō-ĭng)
adj.
Extremely distressing; agonizing: a harrowing experience.
harrow, harrowing - To harrow is to wound the feelings or cause to suffer—which gives us harrowing.
See also related terms for suffer.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.harrowing - extremely painfulharrowing - extremely painful      
painful - causing physical or psychological pain; "worked with painful slowness"

harrowing

harrowing

adjective
Extraordinarily painful or distressing:
Translations
مُؤْلِم للمَشاعِر
trýznivý
szívszaggató
skelfilegur
mokošssirdi plosošs
trýznivý
üzücü

harrowing

[ˈhærəʊɪŋ] ADJ (= distressing) → angustioso; (= awful) → espeluznante, terrible; (= moving) → conmovedor

harrowing

[ˈhærəʊɪŋ] adj [story, picture] → déchirant(e); [experience] → atroce

harrowing

adj story, picture etcentsetzlich, erschütternd, grauenhaft; experiencequalvoll, grauenhaft; timeentsetzlich

harrowing

[ˈhærəʊɪŋ] adj (experience, story) → straziante, sconvolgente

harrowing

(ˈhӕrəuiŋ) adjective
extremely distressing. a harrowing experience.
References in classic literature ?
Dashwood rejected any but thrilling tales, and as thrills could not be produced except by harrowing up the souls of the readers, history and romance, land and sea, science and art, police records and lunatic asylums, had to be ransacked for the purpose.
Never would Edna Pontellier forget the shock with which she heard Madame Ratignolle relating to old Monsieur Farival the harrowing story of one of her accouchements, withholding no intimate detail.
Harrowing," she said; I can characterize it, Miss Garth, by no other word -- harrowing.
Though harrowing to myself to mention, the alienation of Mr.
Then I rapidly told him the history of my meeting with his wife, and depicted, in harrowing pigments of phrase, the distress of her mind.
Love, jealousy, hatred, burst out around us in harrowing cries.
I gave her the story of the accident in a few words, without laying too much stress on some too harrowing details.
The details of his recent harrowing experience returned to him.
Pain and misery turned in John's limbs to a harrowing impatience and blind desire of change; now he would roll in his harsh lair, and when the flints abraded him, was almost pleased; now he would crawl to the edge of the huge pit and look dizzily down.
Van Helsing ordered the former arrangement to be adhered to, explaining that, as Lord Godalming was coming very soon, it would be less harrowing to his feelings to see all that was left of his fiancee quite alone.
Often, in the last fortnight, Adam had imagined himself as close to Arthur as this, assailing him with words that should be as harrowing as the voice of remorse, forcing upon him a just share in the misery he had caused; and often, too, he had told himself that such a meeting had better not be.
asked Lucy fearfully, expecting some harrowing tale.