harrowing

Harrowing is an adjective that is used to describe that which is extremely disturbing or distressing. Agonising.

Examples:

  1. The suffering that many muslims around the world are going through in this day and age is ‘harrowing’.
  2. He went through a very ‘harrowing’ situation in his life.
  3. The pain a woman goes through during labour is known to be ‘harrowing’.

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