Related formshar·row·ing·ly, adverb
Definition for harrowing (2 of 3)
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of harrow1
Related formshar·row·er, noun
Definition for harrowing (3 of 3)
verb (used with object) Archaic.
Origin of harrow2
Related formshar·row·ment, noun
Examples from the Web for harrowing
As the year draws to a close, these goals remain unfulfilled and the news from CAR continues to be harrowing.
She also tracks his deteriorating health through the harrowing videos of the captives regularly released by the Nusra Front.
On Thursday, Detective Superintendent McDonald described his account as “harrowing” and compelling.Victim: I Watched British MPs Rape and Murder Young Boys|Nico Hines|December 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Court painter to the Spanish Crown, he is perhaps best known for his harrowing Disasters of War series.
The music was, as he describes it, “harrowing, beautiful, terrifying.”Death Metal Angola: Heavy Metal in War-Torn Africa|Nina Strochlic|November 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If washing is to be apprehended, then sow the ground thickly with rye, harrowing in the seed only roughly.Village Improvements and Farm Villages|George E. Waring
She said to me this morning, poor girl, the most characteristic, the most harrowing things.Embarrassments|Henry James
Only men of creative genius know in what glorious and harrowing thraldom their creations hold them.Hawthorne and His Circle|Julian Hawthorne
As for the roses on my best hat—but that was too harrowing to think about.Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1907 to 1908|Lucy Maud Montgomery
This young gentleman, by a series of faults or misfortunes, has himself become a centre of harrowing emotion.Adventures among Books|Andrew Lang