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- n. The characteristic or quality of being gruesome.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality of being gruesome or frightful.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the quality of being ghastly
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The gruesomeness is in your mind, we both hunt and kill living things to eat them, why should one bit of gristle be more gruesome than another.
As others have pointed out, compared to the crimes for which he was being executed, one has to wonder if the gruesomeness was a bug or a feature.
Equally plainly, the scripts consistently fail to find the balance between gallows humour and the sheer gruesomeness of forensics work that you'd find in even a half-decent episode of CSI.
But when choosing how to film it you can do it in a way that leaves something to the imagination, like showing the action in silhouette or having the actual gruesomeness off-camera, or making quick cuts.
It seemed to spring from the events of September 11 and after, and it seemed emblematic of a type of paranoia, violence, and forensic gruesomeness that has permeated television drama in the past decade.
It is heartening, despite its gruesomeness, to see a movie on global public health reach number one at the box office.
I often wondered what exactly catapulted victims across the threshold of celebrity or gruesomeness into meriting their own story and how harried city editors made the decision to relegate someones life to several sentences.
The mystery is perhaps a too time-honored classic, and there's little subtlety to the shock-cut gruesomeness: "Welcome to hell, gentlemen," the coroner cheerfully announces during a grisly autopsy.
"The Leopard" is Mr. Nesbo's longest, most complex novel, and it continues the tradition of violence verging on gruesomeness.
Knopf "The Leopard" is Mr. Nesbo's longest, most complex novel, and it continues the tradition of violence verging on gruesomeness.