gory

adjective \ ˈgȯr-ē \
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

Definition of gory

gorier; goriest
1 : covered with gore : bloodstained
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

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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

adjective

Definition of gory for English Language Learners

  • : having or showing a lot of violence and blood


GORY Defined for Kids

gory

adjective \ ˈgȯr-ē \

Definition of gory for Students

gorier; goriest
1 : covered with blood
2 : having or showing much violence and bloodshed


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