1. gruesome

adjective. ['ˈgruːsəm'] shockingly repellent; inspiring horror.


  • sick
  • ghastly
  • alarming
  • grim
  • grisly


  • healthy
  • fit
  • well
  • keep down

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Rhymes with Gruesome

  • twosome
  • newsome

Sentences with gruesome

1. Verb, past participle
Dehorning calves can be gruesome, especially when the horns are cut out.

2. Noun, singular or mass
The objective was to incorporate gruesome, yet realistic, elements into the play.

3. Adjective
Another idea is to use fake blood to add to a gruesome costume.

Quotes about gruesome

1. I loved her as long as a midget. It was gruesome, and then I grew some.
- Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

2. The point is that no matter what you choose to do with your body when you die, it won't, ultimately, be very appealing. If you are inclined to donate yourself to science, you should not let images of dissection or dismemberment put you off. They are no more or less gruesome, in my opinion, than ordinary decay or the sewing shut of your jaws via your nostrils for a funeral viewing.
- Mary Roach, Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers