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. Mg:

    I'm a human and I placed my trust! Yet all I receive from you is bloody, money lust! Maybe you think you creeped and cheated, Yet, you just lost the one who supported. I maybe agonising for trusting you! Trust me, I shall see more gruesome pain in you. Money is a bitch which you're holding now! But, I have enjoyed it so much, you'd should take bow! Not one day, it takes a moment to for me to surpass you! I'd enjoy it, while I see you in the streets of blue!

  2. Hatice Cengiz:

    I will continue to pursue all legal avenues to hold Jamal's killers accountable and I will not rest until we get Justice for Jamal Khashoggis, jamal's killers and those who ordered Jamal Khashoggis murder have evaded justice thus far. I hope this criminal case in Turkey brings to light the whereabouts of Jamal's body, the evidence against the killers and the evidence of those behind the gruesome murder.

  3. Utica Police Chief Mark Williams:

    Personally, I've been on this job 27 years and it's one of the more gruesome scenes I've seen, a lot of cities in this country are struggling with the mentally ill.

  4. Merced County Sheriff Vern Warnke:

    There was a gruesome statement he made about wanting to cut someone’s head off and kill two people with one bullet, and he planned to shoot the police, he did not have a firearm with him and did n’t seem to have a lot of experience with firearms because he thought he could kill two people with one bullet. He reminded himself in the list to raise the gun slowly. He scripted everything out in chronological order.

  5. Martin Schulz:

    The current refugee crisis shows what happens when there is less Europe, the Mediterranean becomes a mass grave, gruesome scenes play out at borders, there is mutual blame - and those in greatest need, seeking our protection, are left without help.

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