It was without a doubt one of the most gruesome and soul-sucking tragedies our nation has witnessed over the past decade.
But, of course, this sweet love affair — sanctified with matching bird tattoos on their ring fingers — takes place in the shadow of the novel’s gruesome opening.
Stone argues, even though it may be “morbid” to say, the game’s most gruesome moments are “almost a reward for dying in the game and losing progress”.
shockingly repellent; inspiring horror
Gothic novels, horror movies, and crime dramas don’t shy away from showing gruesome scenes of death, pictures that inspire fright and repulsion. Synonyms include “ghastly,” “grisly,” “loathsome,” and “macabre.”
Once upon a time, English contained a variety of words related to gruesome. The verb grue meant “to shudder,” just as its Middle Dutch source gruwen did. Grueful and grueing also conveyed the sense of shivering with horror and disgust. All of these variations have been lost leaving us only with gruesome. Texting while driving has caused many gruesome accidents that you might not want to hear the gruesome details of. Although if you like gruesome movies, you might want to know.
曾几何时，英语中包含各种与可怕相关的词。动词 grue 的意思是“颤抖”，正如它的中古荷兰语来源 gruwen 所做的那样。 Grueful 和 grueing 也传达了因恐惧和厌恶而颤抖的感觉。所有这些变化都消失了，只剩下可怕的了。开车时发短信导致了许多可怕的事故，您可能不想听到这些可怕的细节。虽然如果你喜欢恐怖电影，你可能想知道。
It was a gruesome mosaic of bones and gems—human femurs, hip bones, and ribs twisted and fused together into a smooth surface, dotted with diamonds and rubies.
—The House of Hades by Rick Riordan
He told a particularly gruesome story about the silverback gorillas when they were called up next, then shared a folktale about impundulus when a young male beastkeeper came forward with one perched on his arm.
他讲述了一个关于银背大猩猩下次被召唤的特别可怕的故事，然后分享了一个关于 impundulus 的民间故事，当时一位年轻的雄性守兽人走上前，手臂上架着一只大猩猩。
—Beasts of Prey by Ayana Gray
In one gruesome chapter, he had been standing on a subway platform, reincarnated as St. James, the Less, who was martyred by the Jews.
—A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
gruesome (adj.)1560s, with -some (1) + grue, from Middle English gruen “feel horror, shudder” (c. 1300); not recorded in Old English or Norse, possibly from Middle Dutch gruwen or Middle Low German gruwen “shudder with fear” (compare German grausam “cruel”), or from a Scandinavian source (such as Danish grusom “cruel,” grue “to dread,” though others hold that these are Low German loan-words). One of the many Scottish words popularized in England by Scott’s novels. Related: Gruesomely; gruesomeness.Related entries & more
gruesome (adj.)1560s, with -some (1) + grue，来自中古英语 gruen “感到恐怖，不寒而栗”（约 1300 年）；未记录在古英语或北欧语中，可能来自中古荷兰语 gruwen 或中古低地德语 gruwen “shudder with fear”（比较德语 grausam “cruel”），或来自斯堪的纳维亚语来源（例如丹麦语 grusom “cruel”，grue “to dread” ，”尽管其他人认为这些是低地德语借词）。斯科特的小说在英格兰流行的众多苏格兰语词汇之一。相关：令人毛骨悚然；令人毛骨悚然。相关条目及更多
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