Definition of gnawingly in US English:

gnawingly

adverb

  • See gnawing

    • ‘A truly abusive home life is one of grinding cruddiness where the threat of violence is more gnawingly powerful than the beatings themselves.’
    • ‘To play it was mesmerizing in what I felt to be a gnawingly unpleasant way, like taking time and just flushing it down the toilet.’
    • ‘Here one feels only abandonment and the gnawingly desperate hope that it will not always be so empty.’
    • ‘There is nothing so gnawingly horrible as the first day of rehearsal.’
    • ‘Yet after the initial shoulder slump precipitated by more IDM-inflected digitalis, ‘Limma’ begins to reveal an infectious charm that, whilst nothing new, is gnawingly irresistible.’