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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

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

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

I was given a thick paperback copy of the 'Guinness Book of Records' when I was 11 years old, and I read it gluttonously, cover to cover, paying special lip-smacking attention to all the incredibly gruesome chapters about the violence of human history.
Russell Smith
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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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