Synonyms for Harrowing:
adj.•dangerous, frightening (adjective)
disturbing, terrifying, alarming, painful, tormenting, torturous, chilling, agonizing, nerve-racking, excruciating.
sore, stinging, bothersome, agonizing, stabbing, horrendous, grueling, odious, smarting, aggravating, burdensome, withering, arduous, cutting, biting, wrenching, inflaming, woeful, miserable, acute, crushing, annoying, distressful, troublesome, chafing, painful, uncomfortable, disagreeable, offensive, Cramping, excruciating, Torturing., grievous, oppressive, anguishing, irritating, cruel, unbearable, unpleasant, hurtful, aching, Irksome, tormenting, insufferable, piercing, trying, Besetting, throbbing, Gnawing, bitter, severe.
n.eerie, ghastly, spooky, scary, chilling, menacing, awesome. pain. •harrowing (noun)
excruciating, painful, Torturing., torturous, agonizing, torturesome, agonising.
horrifying, unnerving, frightening, threatening, panicking, setting on edge, terrifying, rattling, agitating, intimidating, Scaring, haunting, alarming, disturbing, petrifying.
Usage examples for harrowing
I was told that scarce an inmate of the fatal neighbourhood where I had left my family had escaped; and convinced, finally, that my fate was still pursuing me with an unmitigated wrath, of which this last blow was but a single expression, that I might have foreseen and expected, I madly agreed to work my passage in the first vessel which promised me an escape from scenes so fraught with harrowing recollections. – The Lamplighter by Maria S. Cummins