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English definition of “gnawing”

gnawing

adjective uk   /ˈnɔː.ɪŋ/ us    /ˈnɑː-/
continuously uncomfortable, worrying, or painful: I've had gnawing doubts about this project for some time. After three days, we felt an agonizing, gnawing hunger.Continuous and permanent
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