gory vs slaughterous what difference

what is difference between gory and slaughterous

English

Etymology

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.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɡɔː.ɹi/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈɡɔɹ.i/
  • Rhymes: -ɔːri

Adjective

gory (comparative gorier, superlative goriest)

  1. Covered with blood; very bloody.
  2. (informal) Unpleasant.
    Her autobiography gives all the gory details of her many divorces.

Translations

Anagrams

  • Győr, gyro, gyro-, ogry, orgy

Lower Sorbian

Noun

gory

  1. Superseded spelling of góry.


English

Etymology

slaughter +‎ -ous

Adjective

slaughterous (not comparable)

  1. prone to slaughtering

Related terms

  • slaughter
  • slaughterhouse
  • slaughterer

Translations


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