Examples of gruesome in a Sentence
The police report described the scene in gruesome detail.
didn't stick around to hear the gruesome details of the car accident
Recent Examples of gruesome from the Web
As the photo spread around the internet, Griffin’s social media was flooded with detailed and gruesome death threats.
But on Sunday, as the two university workers stood before an Illinois judge for the first time, prosecutors laid out a plot still darker and more gruesome.
Ramsay Bolton’s death was supposed to be even more gruesome than what aired.
The macabre Twitter spree, with its gruesome invocation of vehicular manslaughter, was not just an obtuse comment on Charlottesville.
In the wake of this gruesome disaster, the rooftop heliport was shuttered and New York Airways filed for bankruptcy two years later.
If Bryant has already put on size, despite a gruesome injury to his right hand in early May, that's quite impressive.
As such gruesome scenes unfolded around his bed, China and the rest of the world began to debate his significance and legacy.
For a quick break from the marvels of modern medicine, look no further than the gruesome tools used to hack people apart during the eighteenth century.
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Origin and Etymology of gruesome
First Known Use: circa 1700See Words from the same year
Synonymsappalling, atrocious, awful, dreadful, frightful, ghastly, grisly, horrible (also grewsome), hideous, horrendous, horrid, horrific, horrifying, lurid, macabre, monstrous, nightmare, nightmarish, shocking, terrible, terrific
Related Wordsalarming, bloodcurdling, dire, direful, fearful, fearsome, forbidding, formidable, frightening, gut-wrenching, hair-raising, heart-stopping, intimidating, redoubtable, scary, terrifying; abhorrent, deplorable, disagreeable, disgusting, distasteful, loathsome, nauseating, noisome, obnoxious, obscene, offensive, repugnant, repulsive, revolting, sickening; abominable, evil, foul, heinous, noxious, odious, unspeakable, vile; grotesque, ugly, unsightly
Near Antonymsagreeable, appealing, attractive, delectable, delicious, delightful, enjoyable, enticing, inviting, pleasant, pleasing, pleasurable, satisfying, welcome; cheering, comforting, soothing
Synonym Discussion of gruesome
- a ghastly accident
- an unusually grisly murder
- suffered a gruesome death
- a macabre tale of premature burial
- the lurid details of a crime
GRUESOME Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of gruesome for English Language Learners
: causing horror or disgust
GRUESOME Defined for Kids
Definition of gruesome for Students
- Some of the potions had effects almost too gruesome to think about …
- —J. K. Rowling, Chamber of Secrets
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