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Dictionary entry overview: What does gruesome mean?
• GRUESOME (adjective)
The adjective GRUESOME has 1 sense:
1. shockingly repellent; inspiring horror
Familiarity information: GRUESOME used as an adjective is very rare.
Dictionary entry details
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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
alarming (causing alarm or fear)
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