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Meaning of gruesome

grue•some

Pronunciation: (gr'sum), [key]
— adj.
  1. causing great horror; horribly repugnant; grisly: the site of a gruesome murder.
  2. full of or causing problems; distressing: a gruesome day at the office.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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