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.
- Covered with blood; very bloody.
- (informal) Unpleasant.
- Her autobiography gives all the gory details of her many divorces.
covered with blood, very bloody
unpleasant — see unpleasant
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- Superseded spelling of .