adjective \ˈgr-ē\

: having or showing a lot of violence and blood


Full Definition of GORY

:  covered with gore :  bloodstained
:  bloodcurdling, sensational <wanted to hear the gory details>

Examples of GORY

  1. <doesn't watch too many movies that feature gory violence>

First Known Use of GORY

15th century

Synonym Discussion of GORY

bloody, sanguinary, gory mean affected by or involving the shedding of blood. bloody is applied especially to things that are actually covered with blood or are made up of blood <bloody hands>. sanguinary applies especially to something attended by, or someone inclined to, bloodshed <the Civil War was America's most sanguinary conflict>. gory suggests a profusion of blood and slaughter <exceptionally gory, even for a horror movie>.
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adjective \ˈgr-ē\

Definition of GORY for Kids

:  covered with blood
:  having or showing much violence and bloodshed


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