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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Causing pain, fear, or discomfort. Also: To cultivate with a tool that has spikes or teeth.

Usage examples (36)
  • Drudgery is as necessary to call out the treasures of the mind as harrowing and planting those of the earth.
  • The stories that follow recall in harrowing detail some very specific moments that will live in infamy.
  • A future presidential candidate might have participated in harrowing door-to-door sweeps during the bloody fight for Fallujah last month.
  • CHO: That's what we like to call a harrowing ordeal. for more
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