Meaning of HARROWING in English

HARROWING

[adjective] - extremely upsetting because connected with sufferingHis first novel tells the harrowing story of the death of his youngest child.Last night's news contained some harrowing famine reports.I can't bear to hear first hand accounts of torture - I find it too harrowing.For many women, the harrowing prospect of giving evidence in a rape case can be too much to bear.

Cambridge English vocab.      Кембриджский английский словарь.