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gory

[gawr-ee, gohr-ee]
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adjective, gor·i·er, gor·i·est.
  1. covered or stained with gore; bloody.
  2. resembling gore.
  3. involving much bloodshed and violence: a gory battle.
  4. unpleasant or disagreeable: to reveal the gory details of a divorce.
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Origin of gory

First recorded in 1470–80; gore1 + -y1
Related formsgor·i·ly, adverbgor·i·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for goriest

gory

adjective gorier or goriest
  1. horrific or bloodthirstya gory story
  2. involving bloodshed and killinga gory battle
  3. covered in gore
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Derived Formsgorily, adverbgoriness, noun
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Word Origin and History for goriest

gory

adj.

"blood-soaked," late 15c., from gore (n.) + -y (2).

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