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
The gunman was allegedly motivated by the arrest of a Nigerian in the gruesome murder of a young Italian woman.
Since suffering a gruesome leg injury at the start of the season, Celtics star Gordon Hayward has been sharing updates of his rehab progress on his website and in interviews.
Facing a gruesome murder with little physical evidence, the Louisville department assigned Detective Mark Handy to lead the investigation.
Perhaps the most perplexing unsolved mystery involves the gruesome murder (her body was mutilated and severed at the waist) of aspiring actress Elizabeth Short, who became known after her death in January 1947 as the Black Dahlia.
Jasilas Wright, a dancer whose pimp was convicted of her gruesome I-10 murder in 2015, was recruited by her trafficker while working at the club, prosecutors said.
As details of her gruesome murder began to emerge, the press dubbed her the Black Dahlia after the exotic but intoxicating flower.
Rayford was first sent to death row 17 years ago, following the gruesome slaying of Carol Hall.
The gruesome crime deeply shook India and stirred widespread protests.
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Origin and Etymology of gruesome
First Known Use: circa 1700See Words from the same year
appalling, atrocious, awful, dreadful, frightful, ghastly, grisly, hideous, horrendous, horrible, horrid, horrific, horrifying, lurid, macabre, monstrous, nightmare, nightmarish, shocking, terrible, terrific;
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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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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