Synonyms for gory
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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.
exceptionally gory, even for a horror movie
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.
In some situations, the words sanguinary and gory are roughly equivalent. However, sanguinary applies especially to something attended by, or someone inclined to, bloodshed.
the Civil War was America's most sanguinary conflict
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“Gory.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/gory. Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.
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