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Causing or liable to cause a feeling of nausea or disgust
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Intensely distressing or irritating to the nerves
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Causing anxiety, sorrow or pain; upsetting
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Mentally difficult to come to terms with
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Sharp, intense
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Miserable, pathetic
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Intensely irritating or distressing to the nerves
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Hard to accept or bear especially emotionally
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Arousing or deserving pity or contempt
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Deserving or arousing pity
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Of a kind to cause great distress
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Causing worry or anxiety
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Causing great physical or mental pain
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Arousing pity, especially through vulnerability or sadness
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Evoking a keen sense of sadness or regret
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Causing overwhelming distress; very upsetting
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Intensely or unbearably painful
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Having a strong effect upon the emotions, inclining one to sadness or pity
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Extremely unpleasant
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Causing severe shock, distress, or grief
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Painful or unpleasant to accept or contemplate
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Acutely distressing
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Having or producing a sudden and intense piercing sensation
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Highly disturbing in nature
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Being such as found in nature and not altered by processing or refining
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