gut-wrenching


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gut-wrenching

Agonizing; extremely distressing, unpleasant, or emotionally disturbing; having a severe effect on one's feelings. What a gut-wrenching loss for the young athlete, who poured her heart and soul into this match. Kids today are so desensitized that images of violence their grandparents would have found gut-wrenching now barely even register a response.
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Gut-wrenching because the Hawks were less than four minutes from overtime and earning at least 1 point in the standings.
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Saints are those who are vulnerable to the gut-wrenching pain of this world," she said in her sermon.
Their journeys toward hope, understanding and life are gut-wrenching yet not to be missed.
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The pictures of the devastation wrought by Katrina were gut-wrenching.
On the market for 9 years, the drug has become decreasingly effective against Campylobacter, which causes gut-wrenching illness in people.
A gut-wrenching tale, none the less powerful for being fictional, up to the very last pages.