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
Even by al-Shabaab’s standards, the truck bombing at a crowded junction outside the capital’s Safari Hotel was particularly gruesome.
The replays were gruesome and showed Peters’ leg bending awkwardly under the force of Hood’s 305-pound body.
The Hornets were gruesome defensively in the first quarter, allowing the Pistons to shoot 52 percent from the field and 40 percent from 3-point range.
Rosier’s final stat line was pretty gruesome – 19 of 44 for 254 yards, 3 touchdowns and 1 interception – but a win is a win against a defense as tough as the Seminoles.
The three minutes of silent color film were so gruesome that they were not shown in public for more than 25 years.
Imprisoned cult leader who in 1969 masterminded the gruesome murders of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and six other people in Los Angeles.
The hippie cult leader who became the hypnotic-eyed face of evil across America after orchestrating the gruesome murders of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and six others in Los Angeles during the summer of 1969.
Celtics forward Gordon Hayward, who suffered a gruesome injury to his left leg on the season's opening night, addressed the crowd before Boston's Christmas Day game against the Wizards.
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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
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- Some of the potions had effects almost too gruesome to think about …
- —J. K. Rowling, Chamber of Secrets
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