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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gruesome  \Grue"some\,  a. 
  Same  as  {Grewsome}.  [Scot.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Grewsome  \Grew"some\,  Gruesome  \Grue"some\,  a.  [From  a  word  akin 
  to  Dan.  gru  horror,  terror  +  -some;  cf  D.  gruwzaam  G. 
  grausam  Cf  {Grisly}.] 
  Ugly;  frightful. 
 
  Grewsome  sights  of  war.  --C.  Kingsley. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gruesome 
  adj  :  shockingly  repellent;  inspiring  horror;  "ghastly  wounds"; 
  "the  grim  aftermath  of  the  bombing";  "the  grim  task  of 
  burying  the  victims";  "a  grisly  murder";  "gruesome 
  evidence  of  human  sacrifice";  "macabre  tales  of  war  and 
  plague  in  the  Middle  ages";  "macabre  tortures  conceived 
  by  madmen"  [syn:  {ghastly},  {grim},  {grisly},  {macabre}] 




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