Part of speech: adjective

Inspiring horror and repulsion; repulsive; horrible.

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Usage examples "gruesome":

  1. This is a gruesome subject. - "Land of the Burnt Thigh", 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", Ethel M. Dell.
  3. It was a gruesome thought. - "Explorers of the Dawn", Mazo de la Roche.