gut-wrenching
adjective Date: 1974 causing mental or emotional anguish

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  • gut-wrenching — /gut ren ching/, adj. involving great distress or anguish; agonizing: a gut wrenching decision. * * * …   Universalium

  • gut-wrenching — /gut ren ching/, adj. involving great distress or anguish; agonizing: a gut wrenching decision …   Useful english dictionary

  • gut-wrenching — ADJ Gut wrenching events or experiences make you feel extremely shocked or upset. [mainly JOURNALISM] Going to court can be an expensive, time consuming and gut wrenching experience that is best avoided …   English dictionary

  • gut-wrenching — gut wrench•ing adj. cvb involving great distress or anguish; agonizing • Etymology: 1970–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • gut-wrenching — /ˈgʌt rɛntʃɪŋ/ (say gut renching) adjective Colloquial harrowing. –gut wrenchingly, adverb …   Australian English dictionary

  • gut-wrenching — adjective a) sickening b) difficult to tolerate …   Wiktionary

  • gut wrenching — agonizing, extremely distressing, causing a lot of stress …   English contemporary dictionary

  • gut-wrenching — adjective informal extremely unpleasant or upsetting …   English new terms dictionary

  • gut-wrenching — UK [ˈɡʌt ˌrentʃɪŋ] / US adjective making you feel very sad or upset …   English dictionary

  • gut-wrenchingly — adverb In a gut wrenching way …   Wiktionary

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