What does gruesome mean?

Definitions for gruesome
ˈgru səmgrue·some

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ghastly, grim, grisly, gruesome, macabre, sickadjective

    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. gruesomeadjective

    repellently frightful and shocking; horrific or ghastly

    Etymology: Compare Danish and Norwegian grusom, German grausam.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gruesomeadjective

    ugly; frightful

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

  2. Gruesomeadjective

    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. Albert Einstein:

    We scientists, whose tragic destiny it has been to make the methods of annihilation ever more gruesome and more effective, must consider it our solemn and transcendent duty to do all in our power in preventing these weapons from being used for the brutal purpose for which they were invented.

  2. George Tibbitts:

    This is not a new story. There are many victims of crimes committed by people out on bail, and it shouldn’t happen. Particularly, one so gruesome, as happened to our sister.

  3. Isha Johansen:

    The narrative about Sierra Leone was child soldiers, really gruesome details about what happened during the war.

  4. 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!

  5. Harmony Allen:

    Going through the trial and having him get out made me feel worse than going through the actual rape, because I had to relive the rape and gruesome details to a court full of strangers, to put yourself through that and then have the military say,' that's great that that happened, but we're going to let him go free,' and just trying mentally to deal with that -- it's been impossible to heal from the rape. With him going back and with the country standing behind rape victims, I think this is going to bring healing to me and a lot of other victims.

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