from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Causing horror and repugnance; frightful and shocking: a gruesome murder. See Synonyms at ghastly.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. repellently frightful and shocking; horrific or ghastly
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Ugly; frightful. Same as grewsome.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Causing one to shudder; frightfully dismal or depressing; horribly repulsive.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. shockingly repellent; inspiring horror
Some Muslims have been sceptical of bin Laden's death, especially as the United States has said it will not release what it called gruesome images of his corpse for fear of inciting more violence.
WASHINGTON Reuters - The Obama administration wrestled on Tuesday with releasing what it called a gruesome image of Osama bin Laden's corpse, even as militants started questioning whether U.S. forces really killed him.
Despite being the one running around trying to save killers and judges and lawyers from being slaughtered in gruesome fashion, Nick felt like more of a villain -- albeit an impotent one -- than Clyde.
I don't get tired of watching heavily stereotyped teenagers get picked off in gruesome, often ironically appropriate ways.
Captured in gruesome detail, the Garden Zombie is made out of durable resin and comes disassembled in three gory parts.
NEW YORK — Members of a street gang who discovered one of their teenage recruits was gay brutally beat and tortured him and two other people in gruesome assaults, police said.
The rest of the cast more or less exist to die in gruesome ways and little else.
On the sixty miles of coastal highway, Iraqi military units sit in gruesome repose, scorched skeletons of vehicles and men alike, black and awful under the sun, says the Los Angeles Times of March 11, 1991.
In this game, you get to see each and every wound inflicted upon Wolverine in gruesome detail, and you can watch it heal before your eyes!
No sane person would be into music about killing people in gruesome ways.