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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It was nearly in the heart of the town, yet by night it was as gruesome a place as the most dismal of human moods could crave.
Eventually they entered into a dark region where, from a careening building, a dozen gruesome doorways gave up loads of babies to the street and the gutter.
It was a most grotesque and horrid tableau and I hastened out into the fresh air; glad to escape from so gruesome a place.
It was a gruesome sight from which the Englishman involuntarily drew back-a gruesome, disgusting sight such as, he realized, might never be witnessed outside a madhouse or this frightful city.
At the time of the affair of the woman cut in pieces in the Rue Oberskampf--another forgotten story--he had taken to one of the editors of the "Epoque,"--a paper then rivalling the "Matin" for information,--the left foot, which was missing from the basket in which the gruesome remains were discovered.
The schoolroom piano broke into all gruesome fancies; and when that failed there were confabulations in corners, with a sequel of one of them going out in the highest spirits in order to "come in" as something new.
if it was an accident), his gruesome pamphlet became notorious.
Death and pain of every kind were fully represented in that gruesome collection.
Upon the bed lay a similar gruesome thing, but smaller, while in a tiny cradle near-by was a third, a wee mite of a skeleton.
I could not help puzzling over these gruesome questions.
So perish sailor and bark; And this, with her baleful singing, Is the Lorelei's gruesome work.
He did not miss a morsel of it, though the seasoning was a little gruesome because of the death of Buquet.