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
Going back over the painful, at times gruesome, details of Rosie’s decline, Myles is unflinching but also irrepressibly humorous.
One disadvantage of Paule Constable’s naturalistic, atmospheric lighting was that those gruesome details were hard to discern in the gloom.
But while the details of the gruesome crime were well publicized, the motive wasn’t as well known.
Detectives and prosecutors say the case was the most gruesome many had ever seen.
Fortunately, despite how gruesome the injury looked, in this day and age, knee dislocations rarely end up with amputation.
Adrian’s death in the fall of 2015 made national headlines because of its gruesome details.
The fate of a Mobile man who was indicted for the gruesome shooting death of his estranged wife and her lover rests in the hands of a local jury.
The founder of Hooker Chemical (later responsible for Love Canal, the nation’s first Superfund site) argued this point with regard to chlorine (a gruesome war gas).
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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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