Gruesome - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈɡruːsəm|  American pronunciation of the word gruesome
Brit.  |ˈɡruːs(ə)m|  British pronunciation of the word gruesome


- shockingly repellent; inspiring horror(syn: ghastly, grim, grisly, macabre, sick)

gruesome evidence of human sacrifice


The police report described the scene in gruesome detail.

...didn't stick around to hear the gruesome details of the car accident...

Police described it as a particularly gruesome attack.

Spare me the gruesome details.

...a particularly gruesome series of murders in which the victims were decapitated...

This is tough love with a vengeance, but what a gruesome view of God's saints bereft of all empathy.

That gruesome scene left a bad taste in my mouth.

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