[ gawr-ee, gohr-ee ]
/ ˈgɔr i, ˈgoʊr i /

adjective, gor·i·er, gor·i·est.

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.

Origin of gory

First recorded in 1470–80; gore1 + -y1


gor·i·ly, adverbgor·i·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for gory

/ (ˈɡɔːrɪ) /

adjective gorier or goriest

horrific or bloodthirstya gory story
involving bloodshed and killinga gory battle
covered in gore

Derived forms of gory

gorily, adverbgoriness, noun
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