gruesome


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grue·some

 (gro͞o′səm)
adj.
Causing horror and repugnance; frightful and shocking: a gruesome murder. See Synonyms at ghastly.

[Obsolete grue, to shudder (from Middle English gruen, from Middle Dutch grūwen or Middle Low German gruwen) + -some.]

grue′some·ly adv.
grue′some·ness n.

gruesome

(ˈɡruːsəm)
adj
inspiring repugnance and horror; ghastly
[C16: originally Northern English and Scottish; see grue, -some1]
ˈgruesomely adv
ˈgruesomeness n

grue•some

(ˈgru səm)

adj.
1. causing horror and repugnance: a gruesome murder.
2. full of problems; distressing.
[1560–70; obsolete or dial. grue to shudder (Middle English < Scandinavian; compare early Dan grue, early Swedish grua shudder) + -some1]
grue′some•ly, adv.
grue′some•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.gruesome - shockingly repellentgruesome - shockingly repellent; inspiring horror; "ghastly wounds"; "the grim aftermath of the bombing"; "the grim task of burying the victims"; "a grisly murder"; "gruesome evidence of human sacrifice"; "macabre tales of war and plague in the Middle ages"; "macabre tortures conceived by madmen"
alarming - frightening because of an awareness of danger

gruesome

gruesome

adjective
Shockingly repellent:
Translations
رَهِيبمُرْعِب، رَهيب
hrůzostrašnýpříšerný
grusom
karmiva
stravičan
hræîilegurhryllilegur
ぞっとする
무시무시한
drausmīgsšausmīgs
gräslig
น่ากลัว
kinh tởm

gruesome

[ˈgruːsəm] ADJespantoso, horrible

gruesome

[ˈgruːsəm] adjhorrible

gruesome

gruesome

[ˈgruːsəm] adjorrendo/a, orribile, agghiacciante

gruesome

(ˈgruːsəm) adjective
horrible. a gruesome sight.

gruesome

رَهِيب hrůzostrašný grusom schaurig φρικιαστικός truculento karmiva effroyable stravičan macabro ぞっとする 무시무시한 gruwelijk grusom okropny horrível ужасный gräslig น่ากลัว tüyler ürpertici kinh tởm 可憎的
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She felt the PETIT MORT at this unexpectedly gruesome information, and left the solitary man behind her.