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harrowing

adjective uk   /ˈhær.əʊ.ɪŋ/ us    /ˈher.oʊ-/
extremely upsetting because connected with suffering: a harrowing story For many women, the harrowing prospect of giving evidence in a rape case can be too much to bear.
Translations of “harrowing”
in Spanish angustioso, desgarrador…
in French déchirant…
in German qualvoll…
in Chinese (Traditional) 折磨人的,令人痛苦的…
in Russian ужасный, мучительный…
in Turkish kahredici, acılı, üzücü…
in Chinese (Simplified) 折磨人的,令人痛苦的…
in Polish koszmarny, przerażający…
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