what is difference between gory and slaughterous
From gore + -y. Compare Middle English güre, gire, girre (“gory, clotted”), from Old English gyr, gyru (“filthy, muddy”), from gor (“dirt, dung”); Old Frisian gere, iere (“muddy water”). More at gore.
- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɡɔː.ɹi/
- (US) IPA(key): /ˈɡɔɹ.i/
- Rhymes: -ɔːri
gory (comparative gorier, superlative goriest)
- Covered with blood; very bloody.
- (informal) Unpleasant.
- Her autobiography gives all the gory details of her many divorces.
- Győr, gyro, gyro-, ogry, orgy
- Superseded spelling of góry.
slaughter + -ous
slaughterous (not comparable)
- prone to slaughtering