grewsome
variant of gruesome

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  • Grewsome — Grew some, Gruesome Grue some, a. [From a word akin to Dan. gru horror, terror + some; cf. D. gruwzaam, G. grausam. Cf. {Grisly}.] Ugly; frightful. [1913 Webster] Grewsome sights of war. C. Kingsley. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • grewsome — [gro͞o′səm] adj. archaic sp. of GRUESOME …   English World dictionary

  • grewsome — variant of gruesome * * * grewsomely, adv. grewsomeness, n. /grooh seuhm/, adj. gruesome. * * * grewsome obs. form of gruesome …   Useful english dictionary

  • grewsome — grewsomely, adv. grewsomeness, n. /grooh seuhm/, adj. gruesome. * * * …   Universalium

  • grewsome — adj. grisly, disgusting, horrible (also gruesome) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • grewsome — a. [Scotch.] Frightful, ugly, terrible, awesome, grisly, grim …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • grewsome — grew•some [[t]ˈgru səm[/t]] adj. gruesome …   From formal English to slang

  • Gruesome — Grewsome Grew some, Gruesome Grue some, a. [From a word akin to Dan. gru horror, terror + some; cf. D. gruwzaam, G. grausam. Cf. {Grisly}.] Ugly; frightful. [1913 Webster] Grewsome sights of war. C. Kingsley. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gruesome — [16] The novels of Sir Walter Scott had an enormous influence in introducing Scotticisms into the general English language, and gruesome is a case in point. It was apparently coined in the 16th century from an earlier verb grue ‘be terrified’,… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • Growse — Growse, v. i. [Cf. gruesome, grewsome, and G. grausen to make shudder, shiver.] To shiver; to have chills. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] Ray. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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