Definition of gory in English:



  • 1Involving or showing violence and bloodshed:

    ‘a gory horror film’
    • ‘I just hope my and Rob's rather gory tales of tongue-related ailments/injuries didn't gross anyone out.’
    • ‘Have you noticed how costumes and masks are getting generally more bloody, gory, and depraved each year?’
    • ‘Which is just as well, because this Italian film knew how to pile on the gory effects.’
    • ‘Reluctantly instead he turned south down the Indus and, in some of the most bloodthirsty campaigning of a gory career, overwhelmed various tribes.’
    • ‘A film condemning violence only to not show it in its full, bloody, gory glory would be hypocritical.’
    • ‘There aren't many scenes of vampirism in the film, and when there are, they are neither gory nor scary.’
    • ‘If you're looking for a really gory, terrifying movie, then neither film will work for your needs.’
    • ‘While the film was not the director's usual sci-fi, gory, effects driven fare, it still provokes a great deal of thought.’
    • ‘Immediately, I launched into a gory tale of battle, exaggerating the blood spewing everywhere.’
    • ‘This opening scene sets the tone for a grisly, gory and sometimes comic werewolf horror film.’
    • ‘It's about as gory a moment as I've seen in a film like this in years.’
    • ‘I'm going to try and do an odd, gory and even grotesque modern horror film that's done in a real classical style.’
    • ‘These days, to impress anyone at all, a heist film requires either heaps of brutal, gory violence or a really clever plot.’
    • ‘On a happier and certainly less gory note are the two Mario Bava films that end the series.’
    • ‘There's not more than a couple of really gory and violent moments that, of course, Brian does very well.’
    • ‘Blood-soaked walls and carpets and severed heads are being used to construct grisly murder scenes as part of a gory game of whodunit for students to solve.’
    • ‘Horror films aren't necessarily scary, and scary films don't have to be gory.’
    • ‘It's not gory, although it is quite macabre for quite a large portion of the plot.’
    • ‘Moore, however, has not filled this film with scenes of gory violence.’
    • ‘Brutal, gory, and dumb, Brotherhood of the Wolf is a mess - not, however, an unsightly one.’
    grisly, gruesome, violent, bloodthirsty, bloody, brutal, savage
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    1. 1.1 Covered in blood.
      • ‘Robinson left the door to lean over the table, apparently not as repulsed by the gory mess as his partner clearly was.’
      • ‘People think that nursing isn't for the faint of heart because of the blood and other gory things.’
      • ‘Dirt covered her cheeks and nose, gory gashes decorated her petite body, and she seemed deprived of food for days.’
      • ‘A foot of gory steel stood out of his back, and blood sprayed from his mouth as he stared down at the sword in his guts.’
      • ‘Aron went down with her on top of him, and the blood pack slipped from his hands to make a gory splatter on the floor.’
      • ‘He had seen everything, every gory bloody human mess man can create, and had been trained not to respond.’
      • ‘Then the ghost of Banquo, all gory and bloody comes to haunt Macbeth at the banquet.’
      • ‘The clone's head disappeared in a gory spray of bone, brain matter and blood as the rounds went home.’
      • ‘I have this big fear of being all rank and sweaty in that hospital bed, all gory and blooded up down below like some kind of murder scene.’
      • ‘Similarly, Joe was overwhelmed by a gory birth his wife endured while he watched in horror.’
      • ‘Halloween isn't a film that requires gory entrails and jets of blood bathing the lens to sustain interest or tension.’
      • ‘Hey, don't dismiss it as another horror film with a bit of spooky stuff, a gory hand, a falling chandelier.’
      • ‘Each of the wounds were gory holes of half-clotted blood, tufts of fur, and the white substance of fat.’
      bloody, bloodstained, blood-soaked, blood-spattered
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