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


  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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