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gory (adj) bloody.

Anything gory involves blood flow and violence. A gory sight is a sight showing the flow of blood and violence. A gory murder is a violent murder with a lot of blood spilt. A gory figure is that of a person covered with blood or having deep gashes. A cruel and violent act is a gory act. Gory details are unpleasant details of a bad incident. For example, we talk of the gory details of a divorce.

  • The movie is a gory account of a number of violent murders shocking the audience with the sight of so much of blood and violence.
  • The gory details of the whole incident as reported in the papers filled me with disgust. It was really sickening to know that human beings could be so bloody and cruel.
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