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Definition of Gruesome


  1. Ugly; frightful.
  2. Same as Grewsome.

Gruesome Quotations

The sword was a very elegant weapon in the days of the samurai. You had honor and chivalry much like the knights, and yet it was a gruesome and horrific weapon.
Dustin Diamond

Why do we take pleasure in gruesome death, neatly packaged as a puzzle to which we may find a satisfactory solution through clues - or if we are not clever enough, have it revealed by the all-powerful tale-teller at the end of the book? It is something to do with being reduced to, and comforted by, playing by the rules.
A. S. Byatt

Forget trying to be sexy. That's just gruesome.
Colin Firth

There is no kind way to rip the skin off animals' backs. Anyone who wears any fur shares the blame for the torture and gruesome deaths of millions of animals each year.
Natalie Imbruglia

Conservatives are telling elected leaders that expansion of Medicaid comes at a moral - or more overtly, a political - price. At what price are they willing to go back on years of proclaiming 'socialized medicine' as the slippery slope to 'rationing of health care,' 'death panels' and other claims far too gruesome to mention in polite company?
Ronnie Musgrove
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Gruesome Translations

gruesome in Dutch is afschuwelijk, ijselijk
gruesome in French is terrible
gruesome in German is grausig
gruesome in Norwegian is gyselig
gruesome in Spanish is macabro, repugnante
gruesome in Swedish is ryslig
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