harrowing

[ har-oh-ing ]
/ ˈhær oʊ ɪŋ /

adjective

extremely disturbing or distressing; grievous: a harrowing experience.

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Origin of harrowing

First recorded in 1800–10; harrow1 + -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM harrowing

har·row·ing·ly, adverb
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