Gruesome meaning

gro͝osəm
The definition of gruesome is something unpleasant or causing horror.

An example of something that would be described as gruesome is a violent murder scene.

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Causing horror or disgust; grisly.
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Causing horror and repugnance; frightful and shocking.

A gruesome murder.

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Origin of gruesome

  • Obsolete grue to shudder (from Middle English gruen) (from Middle Dutch grūwen) (or Middle Low German gruwen) –some

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Compare Danish and Norwegian grusom (“horrible”), German grausam (“cruel”).

    From Wiktionary