gut-wrenching

adjective
gut-wrench·​ing | \ ˈgət-ˌren-chiŋ How to pronounce gut-wrenching (audio) \

Definition of gut-wrenching

: causing mental or emotional anguish

First Known Use of gut-wrenching

1972, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of gut-wrenching was in 1972

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“Gut-wrenching.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gut-wrenching. Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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gut-wrenching

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of gut-wrenching

: causing great mental or emotional pain

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