- Extremely unpleasant or upsetting: the film is a gut-wrenching portrait of domestic violenceMore example sentences
- 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.
More definitions of gut-wrenchingDefinition of gut-wrenching in:
- The US English dictionary