Synonyms for harrowing:
Other synonyms and related words:
dangerous, frightening (adjective)
troublesome, grueling, arduous, odious, crushing, cruel, aggravating, agonizing, uncomfortable, trying, insufferable, horrendous, piercing, Irksome, tormenting, bothersome, throbbing, disagreeable, severe, burdensome, chafing, stinging, oppressive, aching, unbearable, biting, stabbing, wrenching, unpleasant, excruciating, Torturing., Cramping, Gnawing, anguishing, woeful, painful, inflaming, Besetting, irritating, offensive, smarting, grievous, sore, acute, distressful, annoying, withering, hurtful, cutting, bitter, miserable.
Usage examples for harrowing:
- And here the scene becomes almost too harrowing to dwell upon. - "An Appeal in Favor of that Class of Americans Called Africans", Lydia Maria Child.
- I was told that scarce an inmate of the fatal neighbourhood where I had left my family had escaped; and convinced, finally, that my fate was still pursuing me with an unmitigated wrath, of which this last blow was but a single expression, that I might have foreseen and expected, I madly agreed to work my passage in the first vessel which promised me an escape from scenes so fraught with harrowing recollections. - "The Lamplighter", Maria S. Cummins.
- I believe the man actually revelled in harrowing emotion. - "The Red Hand of Ulster", George A. Birmingham.