grausam

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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Adjective[edit]

grausam (comparative grausamer, superlative am grausamsten)

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

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grausam

  1. cruelly, brutally, ferociously
    grausam bestraftcruelly punished
    grausam getötetbrutally killed

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