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Definition of gory adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (gorier, goriest)
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  1. 1(informal) involving a lot of blood or violence; showing or describing blood and violence a gory accident the gory task of the pathologist a gory movie (humorous) He insisted on telling us all the gory details about their divorce (= the unpleasant facts).
  2. 2(literary) covered with blood synonym bloodstained a gory figure
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