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grue·some

gruesome

 
 
pronunciation:
gru sm
features:
Word Combinations (adjective), Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition: repugnantly frightful; horrid.
The gruesome crime still haunts the memory of the townspeople.
 
synonyms:
abhorrent, frightful, ghastly, grisly, hideous, horrendous, horrid, macabre, monstrous
antonyms:
pleasant
similar words:
abominable, awful, disgusting, dreadful, grim, grotesque, horror, loathsome, lurid, morbid, repellent, repugnant, repulsive, terrible
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derivations: gruesomely (adv.), gruesomeness (n.)
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