gruesomeness gruesomeness

Definition(s):

  • (n) the quality of being ghastly

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Whatever Fincher's reputation, Zodiac does not exploit the gruesomeness of the killings or the grief of the victims.
  2. The sheer gruesomeness of a torture chamber, she feels, may inspire children with more respect for and curiosity about history's tortured.
  3. The plot was Oscar Wilde's, but the opera's composer had italicized its gruesomeness with uncanny naturalism.

News

  • Walking Dead: The Grove Takes Horror to its Limits

    Already the rumors were flying here, there and everywhere. This episode of The Walking Dead was supposed to take things past the normal limits of gruesomeness and grotesqueness. And that is exactly...
    on March 17, 2014     Source: I4U

Quotes

  1. "The upshot is that the district court's gruesomeness concerns, like its handling of the crime scene and autopsy evidence generally, demonstrated a thoughtful consideration of potential prejudice," Selya wrote.
    on May 14, 2007 By: Bruce M Selya Source: Providence Journal

  2. "I feel that with true crime stories, the material is sensational enough on its own without my adding another layer of gruesomeness," Geary explained to me in February. "I affect a detached narrative voice and back away from the graphic...
    on Sep 15, 2008 By: Rick Geary Source: Wired News

  3. "We have four main games, and every single one is going to be different," explained Butler, looking around at the motorcycles-and-machine-guns setting of one of the game's levels. "There's so much character and gruesomeness to it all."
    on Nov 19, 2007 By: Gerard Butler Source: MTV.com

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