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gut-wrenching

[guht-ren-ching] /ˈgʌtˌrɛn tʃɪŋ/
adjective
1.
involving great distress or anguish; agonizing:
a gut-wrenching decision.
Can be confused
gut-wrenching, heartrending.
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British Dictionary definitions for gut wrenching

gut-wrenching

adjective
1.
(informal) causing great distress or suffering: gut-wrenching scenes
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Slang definitions & phrases for gut wrenching

gut-wrenching

adjective

Emotionally shattering; extremely disturbing: graphic, gut-wrenching description of gang violence/ Thursday's gut-wrenching roll-call victories represented a down payment on Clinton's campaign promises to get the country moving again (1990s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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