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adverb as in harshly

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Since then, edges, bars, or gratings have become the stimuli of choice.

Ebert called the tourists “ teeth-gratingly broad and obvious”.

But now he began to make such a strange crowing noise, just like a chair drawn heavily and gratingly along a kitchen-floor!

"Kill 'em both with one stone, then," wheezed the turnkey, gratingly throwing open the door of the cell.

It was as though she had physically felt the steel of his blade slide gratingly once more down from her parry.

Lift the latch quietly, though, for there is grief in the room, and noise comes harshly and gratingly upon a sorrowing ear.

After all, it was so much simpler than if he had won, for then––then––He laughed gratingly at the thought.


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On this page you'll find 6 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to gratingly, such as: brutally, firmly, powerfully, and grimly.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.