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 ?
It was a trembling and ashen-hued Usanga who tumbled out of the fuselage, for his nerves were still on edge as a result of the harrowing experience of the loop, yet with terra firma once more under foot, he quickly regained his composure.
Other thoughts followed, on which it was less harrowing to dwell.
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.
The audience was just enthusiastic enough over it to have her return and sing a sorrowful lay, whose lines told of a mother's love and a sweetheart who waited and a young man who was lost at sea under the most harrowing circumstances.