gruesome gruesome  /ˈɡru səm/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) shockingly repellent; inspiring horror

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Karl Ammann's photography books are too gruesome for your average coffee table.
  2. In the 1950s, their pages were splashed with bloody car accidents and gruesome mutilations.
  3. The attention on this case comes as a result of the gruesome way in which Aasiya was murdered torture and then decapitation and what a beheading symbolically means.

News

  1. The 'Mad Men' Characters Are All Safe This Season

    With the Mad Men season winding down we had been wondering about the fate of the show's characters, especially with people pointing out gruesome connections between the closet of Megan Draper and Manson murder victim Sharon Tate. But feel free to cross death off your list of conspiracy theories, according to show creator Matthew Weiner. 
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Atlantic Wire via Yahoo! News

  2. Kevin Ware Posts Photo of Leg Scar Three Months After Gruesome Compound Fracture (Photo)

    Kevin Ware is up and at ‘em. The Louisville basketball player, who suffered a gruesome compound fracture in his leg during the NCAA tournament earlier this year, posted a photo of his scars, as seen below. Photo via Instagram/BillionaireBev
    on June 13, 2013     Source: New England Sports Network

  3. Ban on “gruesome images” threatens free speech

    On June 10, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to review a Colorado appeals court decision banning anti-abortion activists from displaying “gruesome images” of mutilated fetuses that might be seen by children.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Freedom Forum Online

Quotes

  1. "We can't wait for players to get their hands on Mortal Kombat," said Boon. "This game really is a response to what players have been demanding: mature presentation, reinvented 2D fighting mechanic, and the best, most gruesome fatalities...
    on Jun 15, 2010 By: Ed Boon Source: GamesAreFun.com

  2. "FDA action can play a major role in breaking the gruesome cycle that seduces millions of teenagers into a lifetime of addiction and premature death," Kennedy said.
    on Feb 26, 2007 By: Edward Kennedy Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "For any players who are traumatized like this, it's pretty gruesome," Malarchuk said.
    on Feb 13, 2008 By: Clint Malarchuk Source: SI.com

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