Definition of harrowing adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

harrowing

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈhærəʊɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhæroʊɪŋ//
 
 
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very shocking or frightening and making you feel very upset a harrowing experience The book makes harrowing reading.Extra examples The whole thing was very harrowing for her. I find the experience more harrowing than any of my other duties as a priest. There were harrowing scenes at the airport as relatives heard news of the crash. You’ve had a harrowing experience and a lucky escape.
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