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  • as inheart-wrenching
  • as inheartbreaking

synonyms for gut-wrenching

  • agonizing
  • distressing
  • harrowing
  • heartbreaking
  • heartrending
  • painful
  • piteous
  • sorrowful
  • tormenting
  • moving
  • pitiful
  • sad
  • tear-jerking
  • touching
  • tragic
  • affecting
  • agonizing
  • calamitous
  • dire
  • distressing
  • heart-wrenching
  • poignant
  • sad
  • touching
  • tragic
  • unfortunate
  • afflictive
  • bitter
  • cheerless
  • deplorable
  • grievous
  • heart-rending
  • joyless
  • lamentable
  • moving
  • pitiful
  • regrettable
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antonyms for gut-wrenching

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  • happy
  • heartwarming
  • pleasant
  • pleasing
  • blessed
  • comforting
  • fortunate
  • good
  • happy
  • lucky
  • exhilarating
  • heartwarming
  • joyous
  • wonderful
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How to use gut-wrenching in a sentence

"I don't believe in such folly," cried Dorothy angrily, wrenching her hand from the woman's grasp.
THE WORLD BEFORE THEMSUSANNA MOODIE
As we turned the crest of the hill and began the descent into the wooded gut, my companion looked back and waved his hand.
THE SOLDIER OF THE VALLEYNELSON LLOYD
Never strike a fish hard with the fly, either on gut or hair, if the latter, a breakage is almost sure to follow a violent jerk.
THE TEESDALE ANGLERR LAKELAND
What are termed water knots are the best for tying your gut or hair together, the tighter they are drawn the faster they become.
THE TEESDALE ANGLERR LAKELAND
Take a length of fine round silk worm gut, half a yard of silk well waxed, (wax if possible of the same colour,) take a No.
THE TEESDALE ANGLERR LAKELAND
It was with a shriek of agony that he had leaped across the gut, and he had reached home thereafter in a fever-fit of fear.
THE WORKS OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON, VOLUME XXIROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
Hooks that are attached to gut or short strings are difficult to carry and to keep in good shape for use on a line.
THE BOY MECHANIC, BOOK 2VARIOUS
I led the whole party round to where the gut was narrowest, swam to the other side, and called to the black to follow me.
THE WORKS OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON, VOLUME XXIROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
He made at once for the loose soil, and the moment he moved forward Robinson's gut-lines twisted his feet from under him.
IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO MENDCHARLES READE
As he settled down to gut the fish with one of the bone knives, the scout repeated, "We can try again—!"
STAR BORNANDRE NORTON
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO GUT-WRENCHING

  • agonizing
  • distressing
  • gut-wrenching
  • harrowing
  • heartbreaking
  • heartrending
  • moving
  • painful
  • piteous
  • pitiful
  • sad
  • sorrowful
  • tear-jerking
  • tormenting
  • touching
  • tragic
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.