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harrowing

adjective

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1 hard to accept or bear especially emotionally
  • a harrowing portrayal of the ravages of war

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2 intensely or unbearably painful
  • the harrowing amputations without any anesthetic that soldiers and sailors once were forced to endure

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harrowing

verb
present participle of harrow

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“Harrowing.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/harrowing. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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