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

  2. Origin: Compare Danish and Norwegian grusom, German grausam.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gruesome(adj)

    ugly; frightful

  2. Gruesome(adj)

    same as Grewsome

  3. Origin: [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. Donald Trump:

    This includes the gruesome and grisly video games that are now commonplace.

  2. Adam King:

    Either way, it is a very gruesome event and we extend our sympathy to FreddieMacks family.

  3. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal:

    Today's video of a Planned Parenthood official discussing the systematic harvesting and trafficking of human body parts is shocking and gruesome.

  4. Governor Greg Abbott:

    The gruesome harvesting of baby body parts by Planned Parenthood will not be allowed in Texas and the barbaric practice must be brought to an end.

  5. President Barack Obama:

    We know that in the application of the death penalty we've had recent cases, by any standard, it has not been swift and painless but rather gruesome and clumsy.

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