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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"
repellently frightful and shocking; horrific or ghastly
Etymology: Compare Danish and Norwegian grusom, German grausam.
Salvage is a 2006 horror film by the Crook Brothers, Jeffrey Crook and Joshua Crook. It was an official selection of the 2006 Sundance Festival. According to the directors' commentary, the film was shot for around $200,000. It stars Lauren Currie Lewis as Claire Parker, Cody Darbe as her boyfriend Jimmy, and Chris Ferry as Duke Desmond.
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
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.]
The numerical value of gruesome in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of gruesome in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Examples of gruesome in a Sentence
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.
Even the episodes I have seen, there have been some parts where Mum and Dad just stand in front of me to block me seeing anything too gruesome on screen, i was allowed to see myself being killed last Sunday and Ive watched a bit of season seven.
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.
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.
As soon as it stopped I looked up and looked around me and it was extremely gruesome, honestly, everybody there, we grabbed everybody out and helped as best we could.
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- uhyggelig, makaberDanish
- grauenhaft, grauenvollGerman
- φρικτός, απαίσιοςGreek
- raccapricciante, orribileItalian
- gruwelijk, verschrikkelijk, afschuwelijk, angstaanjagend, gruwzaamDutch
- horrendo, pavoroso, medonhoPortuguese
- ужасный, омерзительный, отвратительныйRussian
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