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GRUESOME

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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 


GRUESOME (adjective)


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Meaning:

Shockingly repellent; inspiring horror

Synonyms:

ghastly; grisly; gruesome; macabre; grim; sick

Context examples:

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

Similar:

alarming (causing alarm or fear)


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