gory

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adjective \ˈgȯr-ē\

Definition of gory

gorier

goriest

  1. 1 :  covered with gore :  bloodstained

  2. 2 :  bloodcurdling, sensational <wanted to hear the gory details>

Examples of gory in a sentence

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

15th Century

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>.


GORY Defined for English Language Learners

gory

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adjective \ˈgȯr-ē\

Definition of gory for English Language Learners

  • : having or showing a lot of violence and blood


GORY Defined for Kids

gory

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adjective \ˈgȯr-ē\

Definition of gory for Students

gorier

goriest

  1. 1 :  covered with blood

  2. 2 :  having or showing much violence and bloodshed


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