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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

In the manner of something that produces a persistent pain especially in the stomach.

Usage examples (13)
  • Noun : the gnawings of hunger
  • The whole thing does rather give one a gnawingly ill feeling in the pit of the stomach.
  • Most of Amanda's concern had to do with Lucy, although a disruption, of her own privacy was a gnawingly discomfiting prospect.
  • But as with the loss of Gildas father three years earlier, also at age sixty-five, it was a blow that was deeply and gnawingly upsetting without, somehow, being devastating. for more
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