|part of speech:
||frightening in a disgusting way; horrible.
The town still talks about the gruesome crime that took place more than fifty years ago.
- frightful, ghastly, hideous, horrid, monstrous
- similar words:
- abominable, awful, disgusting, dreadful, grim, grotesque, loathsome, repellent, terrible
||atrocious, dread, horrible, monstrous
||gruesomely (adv.), gruesomeness (n.)