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Meaning & Definition of Gruesome in English

English

Gruesome

/grusəm/

adjective

1. Shockingly repellent

  • Inspiring horror
  • "Ghastly wounds"
  • "The grim aftermath of the bombing"
  • "The grim task of burying the victims"
  • "A grisly murder"
  • "Gruesome evidence of human sacrifice"
  • "Macabre tales of war and plague in the middle ages"
  • "Macabre tortures conceived by madmen"
    synonym:
  • ghastly
  • ,
  • grim
  • ,
  • grisly
  • ,
  • gruesome
  • ,
  • macabre
  • ,
  • sick

Examples of using

Any murder is gruesome but this one was especially heinous.
When he claims to desire eternal life, in reality man merely wishes to avoid a premature, violent or gruesome death.