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Definitions and Synonyms of gruesome | Another word for gruesome | What is gruesome?

Definition 1: shockingly repellent; inspiring horror - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where gruesome or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for gruesome in the sense of this definition

(gruesome is similar to ...) frightening because of an awareness of danger

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