What does the word gruesome mean?

Usage examples for gruesome

  1. This is a gruesome subject. – Land of the Burnt Thigh by Edith Eudora Kohl
  2. " Two days afore pore mother went," she began, with an air of gruesome mystery, " Dr. Wyndham, 'e came and examined 'er, and 'urt 'er cruel, 'e did. – The Keeper of the Door by Ethel M. Dell
  3. It was a gruesome thought. – Explorers of the Dawn by Mazo de la Roche