[ har-oh-ing ]
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  1. extremely disturbing or distressing; grievous: a harrowing experience.

Origin of harrowing

First recorded in 1800–10; harrow1 + -ing2

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Other words from harrowing

  • har·row·ing·ly, adverb

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