grausam

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German grūsam, grūwesam; synchronically analyzable as grauen +‎ -sam. Compare English gruesome, Danish grusom (horrible) and Dutch gruwzaam (gruesome; cruel). Related to ergrausen (to frighten).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡʁaʊ̯ˌzaːm/, /ˈɡʁaʊ̯ˌzam/
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Adjective[edit]

grausam (strong nominative masculine singular grausamer, comparative grausamer, superlative am grausamsten)

  1. cruel; heartless; atrocious; callous
  2. horrible; gruesome; savage

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Adverb[edit]

grausam

  1. cruelly, brutally, ferociously
    Synonyms: auf grausame Weise, grauenhaft, grauenvoll, grausig
    grausam bestraftcruelly punished
    grausam getötetbrutally killed

Further reading[edit]

  • grausam” in Duden online
  • grausam” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache