Synonyms of harrowing in English:

harrowing


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adjective

1‘harrowing pictures of starving children’

SYNONYMS
distressing, traumatic, upsetting, heartbreaking, heart-rending, shocking, disturbing, painful, affecting, haunting, appalling, tragic, horrifying
informal gut-wrenching
rare distressful
ANTONYMS

heartening