What does gruesome mean?

Definitions for gruesome
ˈgru səmgrue·some

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ghastly, grim, grisly, gruesome, macabre, sick(adj)

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. gruesome(Adjective)

    repellently frightful and shocking; horrific or ghastly

    Etymology: Compare Danish and Norwegian grusom, German grausam.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gruesome(adj)

    ugly; frightful

    Etymology: [From a word akin to Dan. gru horror, terror + -some; cf. D. gruwzaam, G. grausam. Cf. Grisly.]

  2. Gruesome(adj)

    same as Grewsome

    Etymology: [From a word akin to Dan. gru horror, terror + -some; cf. D. gruwzaam, G. grausam. Cf. Grisly.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Gruesome

    grōō′sum, adj. horrible: fearful: dismal, depressing.—vs.i. Grue, Grew, to shudder: to feel horror or repulsiveness. [Scand.; Dan. gru, horror, with suff. -som; cf. Dut. gruwzaam, Ger. grausam.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gruesome in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gruesome in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of gruesome in a Sentence

  1. Deprose Muchena:

    The horrendous video is yet another gruesome example of the gross human rights violations taking place in Cabo Delgado by the Mozambican forces.

  2. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.:

    It strikes me as gruesome and comical that in our culture we have an expectation that man can always solve his problems. This is so untrue that it makes me want to cry--or laugh.

  3. Pyon Jinil:

    Toshimitsu Shigemura, professor emeritus of Waseda University and North Korea expert, also noted the desperation to meet fishing harvest quotas has pushed fishermen to travel farther out. Kim Jong Un is seeking to make North Korea self-sufficient in food, but its sources of protein continues to fall. The rogue nation remains vulnerable to health problems caused by the lack of a varied, balanced diet. Eight skeletal remains were found in a boat, one of the earlier gruesome discoveries. (Kyodo via Reuters) Fishermen are desperate to meet annual catch goals, which are elevated to higher levels every year, Shigemura said. Pyon added: Since then, fishermen have been frantically trying to meet [annual] catch goals, but what's different this year is that they are traveling to distant waters in their fragile boats.

  4. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance:

    For nearly 23 years, Roslyn Pilmar and Evan Wald evaded justice for Roslyn Pilmar and Evan Wald gruesome crime and thought Roslyn Pilmar and Evan Wald would get away with it, but today, a jury rightfully found Roslyn Pilmar and Evan Wald guilty of Murder in the Second Degree for planning Mr. Pilmar's murder together and acting in concert to carry out the cold-blooded killing, i thank the prosecutors in my Office's Cold Case and Forensic Sciences Unit and NYPD detectives for more than two decades of dedication to this case and ensuring that Howard's death was never forgotten.

  5. Tim Berners-Lee:

    Like all powerful tools, it can be used for good and evil, it can be used by good people and bad people, when you look at the Web you see humanity connected. Humanity has got some wonderful parts and some gruesome parts. You can't design an Internet that will suddenly turn everybody into saints. What you can do is design an Internet that is open.

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