Synonyms & Similar Words
How does the adjective gory contrast with its synonyms?
The words bloody and sanguinary are common synonyms of gory. While all three words mean "affected by or involving the shedding of blood," gory suggests a profusion of blood and slaughter.
Where would bloody be a reasonable alternative to gory?
Although the words bloody and gory have much in common, bloody is applied especially to things that are actually covered with blood or are made up of blood.
When might sanguinary be a better fit than gory?
In some situations, the words sanguinary and gory are roughly equivalent. However, sanguinary applies especially to something attended by, or someone inclined to, bloodshed.
“Gory.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/gory. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.
Nglish: Translation of gory for Spanish Speakers
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