Definition of Gruesome

1. Adjective. Shockingly repellent; inspiring horror. "Macabre tortures conceived by madmen"

Exact synonyms: Ghastly, Grim, Grisly, Macabre, Sick
Similar to: Alarming
Derivative terms: Ghastliness, Grimness, Gruesomeness



Definition of Gruesome

1. a. Same as Grewsome.

Definition of Gruesome

1. Adjective. repellently frightful and shocking; horrific or ghastly ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gruesome

1. repugnant [adj -SOMER, -SOMEST] - See also: repugnant

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gruesome

grueled
grueler
gruelers
grueling
gruelingly
gruelings
gruelled
grueller
gruellers
gruelling
gruellingly
gruellings
gruelly
gruels
grues
gruesome (current term)
gruesomely
gruesomeness
gruesomenesses
gruesomer
gruesomest
gruf
grufe
grufes
gruff
gruffed
gruffer
gruffest
gruffier
gruffiest

Literary usage of Gruesome

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1. Samuel F.B. Morse: His Letters and Journals by Samuel Finley Breese Morse, Edward Lind Morse (1914)
"gruesome conditions. — Ubiquity of beggars. — Convent of St. Martino. — Masterpiece of Spagnoletto. — Returns to Rome. — Paints portrait of Thorwaldsen. ..."

2. The Æneid of Virgil by Virgil (1910)
"A ferryman of gruesome guise keeps ward Upon these waters, — Charon, foully garbed, With unkempt, thick gray board upon his chin, And staring eyes of flame; ..."

3. Venezuela by Leonard Victor Dalton (1912)
"... the Llanos—an hato—Areo—An ancient cotton-press—The men of Urica— Churches and wayside shrines—A gruesome monument—Cala- bozo—Barbacoas—Ortiz—Zaraza and ..."

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