Use the word "gruesome" for really bad situations that involve death or terrible forms of human suffering.

  • Details of the gruesome murder were published in the newspaper.
  • It’s hard to comprehend how someone could do something that was gruesome.
  • Investigators who visited the crime scene were shocked by the gruesome nature of the assault.
  • War is a gruesome activity.
  • Soldiers engaged in combat witness some of the most gruesome forms of violence.
  • The gruesomeness of war is what makes it so intolerable. (The word "gruesomeness" is a noun.)
  • On Halloween, some people like to put on makeup that makes them look gruesome.
  • Gruesome monsters are popular costumes on Halloween.


The man was eaten alive by a gruesome monster.

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October 29, 2018