gut-wrenching

[guht-ren-ching]
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adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. gut course,
  2. gut it out,
  3. gut of canso,
  4. gut reaction,
  5. gut-bucket,
  6. gutbucket,
  7. gutenberg,
  8. gutenberg bible,
  9. gutenberg, johann,
  10. guthrie

Can be confusedgut-wrenching heartrending

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British Dictionary definitions for gut-wrenching

gut-wrenching

adjective

informal causing great distress or sufferinggut-wrenching scenes
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