Definition of goriness in US English:



  • See gory

    • ‘This 60-year-old B-grade horror classic harks back to an era when the power to scare came by implication rather than gruesome goriness.’
    • ‘So, each murder plays out like a vignette designed more for maximum goriness than for plot.’
    • ‘While some simply can't stomach this, others positively revel in the goriness of it all.’
    • ‘This isn't a game where things jump out at you and the ‘horror’ comes from goriness.’
    • ‘By Golly if the dead were rising from their graves and walking into town in all their goriness it would have been all around the Middle East by teatime.’