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What is another word for harrowing?

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Adjective
Causing great (emotional) pain, anguish or distress
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“They returned a few months later with harrowing news of an attack at sea by pirates.”
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Unbearably or excruciatingly painful or torturous
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“A harrowing headache pounded her forehead.”
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Characterized by wickedness or brutality
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“It has the potential to influence and guide international decision-making processes in the face of harrowing atrocities.”
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Highly tinged or affected with emotion
“After two hours and forty-five minutes of alternatively harrowing and touching moments, we are left with this woman standing and looking at us.”
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Harsh, oppressive, and difficult to bear or endure
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Affected with, or causing, physical discomfort or pain
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Present participle for to traumatize or cause distress to
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“It didn't seem at all necessary to harrow her with the story of Ingerson's miring in the drink demoniac's morass.”
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Present participle for to break up (soil) in preparation for sowing or planting
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Present participle for to greatly offend, shock or outrage
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Present participle for to cause pain through mistreatment
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Present participle for to gather or bring in, especially crops
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