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    Default the right choice of word please?

    Dear English experts:

    Below is the scene:

    I walked into a room and I saw someone severely wounded. It was a blood and gore type of picture and made me extremely uncomfortable. I was almost going to throw up. So I said, "this is really upsetting/disturbing!"

    Are "upsetting" and "disturbing" appropriate in here? If not, what other adjectives would work then?

    Thanks for the help!

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    Default Re: the right choice of word please?

    I think "upsetting" and "disturbing" are both appropriate for this situation.
    You might also say that you find it "distressing", and possibly describe the scene as "harrowing" or "traumatic".

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    Default Re: the right choice of word please?

    If it almost made you throw up, then it was "vomit-inducing" or "sickening".
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: the right choice of word please?

    Did you actually see blood and gore, or did you just see a picture of blood and gore? If the former, then it is better to call it a "scene" than a "picture."

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