Definition of gut-wrenching in English:

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gut-wrenching

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adjective

informal
Extremely unpleasant or upsetting: the film is a gut-wrenching portrait of domestic violence
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  • She felt she had no other option; it was a gut-wrenching decision.
  • Her struggle with the drought is gut-wrenching and the ending heartbreaking.
  • It is a gut-wrenching cry that can apparently signify great joy or extreme pain.

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Syllabification: gut-wrench·ing

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