gut-wrenching

[ guht-ren-ching ]
/ ˈgʌtˌrɛn tʃɪŋ /

adjective

involving great distress or anguish; agonizing: a gut-wrenching decision.

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WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH gut-wrenching

gut-wrenching , heartrending

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gut-wrenching

adjective

informal causing great distress or sufferinggut-wrenching scenes
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