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Visual ImpactPlay
Used to describe scenes with visible blood, often to shock or create a vivid image. SlideThe gory remains of the accident were overwhelming for the bystanders.
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Not LiteralPlay
Sometimes, 'gory' describes a situation where no actual blood is seen but is very messy or unpleasant. SlideThe kitchen looked gory after the failed attempt to cook dinner.
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Sensitive ContextsPlay
Be cautious using 'gory' in sensitive situations, as it may be upsetting to people affected by violence or tragedy. SlideHe refrained from describing the scene in gory detail out of respect for the families.