From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44 [gcide]:
From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thes]:
58 Moby Thesaurus words for "harrowing": acute, afflictive, agonizing, alarming, atrocious, biting, chilling, consuming, cramping, cruel, daunting, desolating, disconcerting, dismaying, disquieting, distressing, disturbing, excruciating, frightening, gnawing, grave, griping, hard, harsh, heartbreaking, heartrending, heartsickening, heartwounding, horrible, horrifying, hurtful, hurting, nerve-racking, painful, paroxysmal, piercing, poignant, pungent, racking, rending, severe, sharp, shooting, spasmatic, spasmic, spasmodic, stabbing, stinging, tearing, terrifying, tormenting, torturing, torturous, traumatic, upsetting, vexing, worrisome, worrying
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