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CBS declined to show a replay of the hit Burrow absorbed because it was so gruesome.

Unfortunately, Hayward suffered a gruesome leg injury in his Boston debut, missed the rest of the season and watched as Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown ascended, diminishing his offensive role.

The touchdown pass was the second this season for Smith, who earned his first win since his own gruesome injury at FedEx Field in November two years ago.

Anthony Mackie and Jamie Dornan star as New Orleans paramedics who encounter a series of bizarre, gruesome accidents in the sci-fi thriller Synchronic.

For some, the joyride can veer from titillating—think Goldshire, the sexy World of Warcraft town beloved by erotic role-players, or the thrill you get from making a nasty joke in Cards Against Humanity—to genuinely gruesome.

Cleaning the birds out is a slightly more gruesome experience.

Going forward in our war against ISIS, sadly we will likely see more gruesome acts perpetrated by them against Americans.

A shortage of pentobarbital has forced some states to improvise, often with gruesome consequences.

Armed with the gruesome tools of the trade, Kaye and Armstrong did the dirty work before students arrived.

Gupta has to entertain, as much as inform, around a gruesome situation.

The guerrillas had hung the body of the corporal from a tree and there it dangled over the road, a gruesome object.

Was it any wonder that she was horrified when she recalled that gruesome episode of the death of a brave and honest man?

Well, it would seem rather gruesome, if girls were to be overpowered with that passion.

There was that in the mere form and outline of this gruesome wonder of the vegetable world that instinctively aroused aversion.

The wind appeared to blow it about very harshly, and a gruesome company of dragons and griffins encompassed it.


On this page you'll find 81 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to gruesome, such as: appalling, frightful, ghastly, grim, grisly, and hideous.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.