Definition of gory in English:

gory

adjective

  • 1Involving or showing violence and bloodshed.

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

  • the gory details

    • humorous The explicit details of something.

      ‘she told him the gory details of her past’
      • ‘They refrained from publishing all the gory details.’
      • ‘Anway, I won't go into the gory details, but lets just say I didn't get much sleep, and I think I might have eaten something not so good.’
      • ‘My guess is that Steve's dad phoned my parent's home to get my number and my mother is so overcome with curiosity to know what actually happened that she wants all the gory details.’
      • ‘The gory details are expanded upon in his book, which recounts his childhood up until the point that he is rescued and put into foster care.’
      • ‘I'm sparing you guys the gory details, but honestly, if you've ever dealt with pets or children in any capacity, it's not that awful.’
      • ‘Anyone looking for more detailed information on what she had got up to 25 years after leaving school got all the gory details they could ever need last week.’
      • ‘He has no impressions to share, which makes an Israeli journalist like me feel immediately at a loss - if the shopkeepers are not going to give you all the gory details plus a political analysis, then who will?’
      • ‘However, since the arrival of the weekend has brought with it a bout of illness - feverish and throwing up, if you want the gory details - I'm guessing that this might be having an effect on my musical appreciation.’
      • ‘Rather than waste precious airtime analysing the motivations of the perpetrators, the series concentrates on poring over the gory details of their foul deeds.’
      • ‘After a break up you may want to know all the gory details.’

Pronunciation

gory

/ˈɡɔːri/