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See definition of rending on Dictionary.com
  • as inexcruciating
  • as indivision
  • as inoutbreak
  • as inseverance

synonyms for rending

  • acute
  • agonizing
  • exquisite
  • grueling
  • harrowing
  • intense
  • searing
  • severe
  • unbearable
  • burning
  • chastening
  • consuming
  • piercing
  • punishing
  • racking
  • shooting
  • stabbing
  • tearing
  • tormenting
  • torturing
  • extreme
  • insufferable
  • sharp
  • torturesome
  • unendurable
  • violent

antonyms for rending

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  • calm
  • dull
  • easy
  • facile
  • mild
  • bearable
  • endurable
  • helpful
  • pleasant
  • pleasing
  • soothing
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How to use rending in a sentence

Faced with a potentially heart-rending novel, I’ve always found it wise to take a few deep breaths and steel myself for the worst.
WHEN I FIND FICTION TOO DRAINING, I TURN TO BOOKS ABOUT BOOKS. THEY CAN BE AS THRILLING AS A WHODUNIT.MICHAEL DIRDAJANUARY 27, 2021WASHINGTON POST
No Jewish historian nor scientist mentioned the rending of the veil of the temple, nor the rising of the saints from the dead.
GOD AND MY NEIGHBOURROBERT BLATCHFORD
Here the inspector cut short these appeals which were rending every heart present.
THE CIRCULAR STUDYANNA KATHARINE GREEN
The gun fell from my hands, and some terrible black thing struck into my brain, tearing, rending.
VALLEY OF THE CROENLEE TARBELL
The most heart-rending events connected with these disasters occurred everywhere throughout the country.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND IN THREE VOLUMES, VOL.III.E. FARR AND E. H. NOLAN
The wailings of the damned can never be more heart-rending, as they were driven out, crying, 'O Lord!
THE BOYS OF '61CHARLES CARLETON COFFIN.
They attacked the prone trunks with axe and saw and iron wedges, Lilliputians rending the body of a fallen giant.
THE HIDDEN PLACESBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
There was no cracking or rending of wood—only a dull sound, as if the solid wall had been struck.
MASTERPIECES OF MYSTERY, VOL. 1 (OF 4)VARIOUS
There was a rending, crashing roar, a sea of flame—and darkness.
ISLANDS OF SPACEJOHN W CAMPBELL
This mad, sad, heart-rending, adventure must have driven him to insanity.
THE GHOST BREAKERCHARLES GODDARD
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