gruesomeness
noun see gruesome

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • gruesomeness — gruesome ► ADJECTIVE 1) causing repulsion or horror; grisly. 2) informal extremely unpleasant. DERIVATIVES gruesomely adverb gruesomeness noun. ORIGIN from Scottish grue «to feel horror, shudder» …   English terms dictionary

  • gruesomeness — See gruesomely. * * * …   Universalium

  • gruesomeness — noun The characteristic or quality of being gruesome …   Wiktionary

  • gruesomeness — n. repulsiveness, disgustingness; loathsomeness, abominableness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • gruesomeness — grue·some·ness …   English syllables

  • gruesomeness — noun the quality of being ghastly • Syn: ↑ghastliness, ↑grimness, ↑luridness • Derivationally related forms: ↑lurid (for: ↑luridness), ↑gruesome, ↑grim …   Useful english dictionary

  • ghastliness — noun the quality of being ghastly • Syn: ↑grimness, ↑gruesomeness, ↑luridness • Derivationally related forms: ↑lurid (for: ↑luridness), ↑gruesome ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • grimness — noun 1. something hard to endure the asperity of northern winters • Syn: ↑asperity, ↑hardship, ↑rigor, ↑rigour, ↑severity, ↑severeness, ↑rigorousness, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • luridness — noun 1. the journalistic use of subject matter that appeals to vulgar tastes the tabloids relied on sensationalism to maintain their circulation • Syn: ↑sensationalism • Derivationally related forms: ↑lurid, ↑sensationalistic (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • gruesome — also grewsome adjective Etymology: alteration of earlier growsome, from English dialect grow, grue to shiver, from Middle English gruen, probably from Middle Dutch grūwen; akin to Old High German ingrūēn to shiver Date: circa 1700 inspiring… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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