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ADJECTIVE (1)

1. shockingly repellent; inspiring horror;
- Example: "ghastly wounds"
- Example: "the grim aftermath of the bombing"
- Example: "the grim task of burying the victims"
- Example: "a grisly murder"
- Example: "gruesome evidence of human sacrifice"
- Example: "macabre tales of war and plague in the Middle ages"
- Example: "macabre tortures conceived by madmen"
[syn: ghastly, grim, grisly, gruesome, macabre, sick]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Grewsome \Grew"some\, Gruesome \Grue"some\, a. [From a word akin to Dan. gru horror, terror + -some; cf. D. gruwzaam, G. grausam. Cf. Grisly.] Ugly; frightful. [1913 Webster] Grewsome sights of war. --C. Kingsley. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

gruesome \grue"some\, a. Ugly; frightful. Same as grewsome. [Scot.] [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

gruesome adj 1: 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" [syn: ghastly, grim, grisly, gruesome, macabre, sick]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

67 Moby Thesaurus words for "gruesome": abominable, appalling, astounding, awe-inspiring, awesome, awful, baleful, blue, cadaverous, corpselike, daunting, deadly, deathlike, deathly, deathly pale, dire, direful, dread, dreaded, dreadful, eerie, fearsome, fell, forbidding, formidable, foul, frightening, frightful, ghastly, ghostlike, ghostly, ghoulish, grim, grisly, grotesque, haggard, hideous, horrendous, horrible, horrid, horrific, horrifying, livid, loathsome, lurid, macabre, morbid, mortuary, offensive, pale, redoubtable, repellent, repelling, repugnant, repulsive, revolting, schrecklich, shocking, sinister, terrible, terrific, terrifying, tremendous, uncanny, unearthly, wan, weird