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grue·some

gruesome

 
 
pronunciation:
gru sm
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part of speech: adjective
definition: frightening in a disgusting way; horrible.
The town still talks about the gruesome crime that took place more than fifty years ago.
 
synonyms:
frightful, ghastly, hideous, horrid, monstrous
antonyms:
pleasant
similar words:
abominable, awful, disgusting, dreadful, grim, grotesque, loathsome, repellent, terrible
derivations: gruesomely (adv.), gruesomeness (n.)
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The word gruesome contains the following part:
-some1 Old English adjective-forming suffix that means characterized by, tending to