See more synonyms for gory on Thesaurus.com adjective, gor·i·er, gor·i·est.Related formsgor·i·ly, adverbgor·i·ness, noun
- covered or stained with gore; bloody.
- resembling gore.
- involving much bloodshed and violence: a gory battle.
- unpleasant or disagreeable: to reveal the gory details of a divorce.
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Examples from the Web for goriness
But Mr Baildon is scarcely alone in this error: few people have understood properly the goriness of Stevenson.
But Mr. Baildon is scarcely alone in this error: few people have understood properly the goriness of Stevenson.
British Dictionary definitions for goriness
adjective gorier or goriestDerived Formsgorily, adverbgoriness, noun
- horrific or bloodthirstya gory story
- involving bloodshed and killinga gory battle
- covered in gore
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Word Origin and History for goriness
"blood-soaked," late 15c., from gore (n.) + -y (2).
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