from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Causing horror and repugnance; frightful and shocking: synonym: ghastly.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Causing one to shudder; frightfully dismal or depressing; horribly repulsive.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Scot. Ugly; frightful. Same as
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repellently frightfuland shocking; horrificor ghastly
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- adjective shockingly repellent; inspiring horror
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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WASHINGTON Reuters - The Obama administration wrestled on Tuesday with releasing what it called a gruesome image of Osama bin Laden's corpse, even as militants started questioning whether U.S. forces really killed him.
Some Muslims have been sceptical of bin Laden's death, especially as the United States has said it will not release what it called gruesome images of his corpse for fear of inciting more violence.
In this game, you get to see each and every wound inflicted upon Wolverine in gruesome detail, and you can watch it heal before your eyes!
Captured in gruesome detail, the Garden Zombie is made out of durable resin and comes disassembled in three gory parts.
No sane person would be into music about killing people in gruesome ways.
On the sixty miles of coastal highway, Iraqi military units sit in gruesome repose, scorched skeletons of vehicles and men alike, black and awful under the sun, says the Los Angeles Times of March 11, 1991.
I don't get tired of watching heavily stereotyped teenagers get picked off in gruesome, often ironically appropriate ways.
NEW YORK — Members of a street gang who discovered one of their teenage recruits was gay brutally beat and tortured him and two other people in gruesome assaults, police said.
Despite being the one running around trying to save killers and judges and lawyers from being slaughtered in gruesome fashion, Nick felt like more of a villain -- albeit an impotent one -- than Clyde.
The rest of the cast more or less exist to die in gruesome ways and little else.