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 for gruesome
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Grewsome \Grew"some\, Gruesome \Grue"some\, a. [From a word akin
     to Dan. gru horror, terror + -some; cf. D. gruwzaam, G.
     grausam. Cf. Grisly.]
     Ugly; frightful.
     [1913 Webster]
           Grewsome sights of war.                  --C. Kingsley.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  gruesome \grue"some\, a.
     Ugly; frightful. Same as grewsome. [Scot.]
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: shockingly repellent; inspiring horror; "ghastly wounds";
             "the grim aftermath of the bombing"; "the grim task of
             burying the victims"; "a grisly murder"; "gruesome
             evidence of human sacrifice"; "macabre tales of war and
             plague in the Middle ages"; "macabre tortures conceived
             by madmen" [syn: ghastly, grim, grisly, gruesome,
             macabre, sick]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  67 Moby Thesaurus words for "gruesome":
     abominable, appalling, astounding, awe-inspiring, awesome, awful,
     baleful, blue, cadaverous, corpselike, daunting, deadly, deathlike,
     deathly, deathly pale, dire, direful, dread, dreaded, dreadful,
     eerie, fearsome, fell, forbidding, formidable, foul, frightening,
     frightful, ghastly, ghostlike, ghostly, ghoulish, grim, grisly,
     grotesque, haggard, hideous, horrendous, horrible, horrid,
     horrific, horrifying, livid, loathsome, lurid, macabre, morbid,
     mortuary, offensive, pale, redoubtable, repellent, repelling,
     repugnant, repulsive, revolting, schrecklich, shocking, sinister,
     terrible, terrific, terrifying, tremendous, uncanny, unearthly,
     wan, weird

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