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Definition of "gruel" []

  • A thin watery porridge. (noun)
  • Chiefly British Severe punishment. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "gruel" in a sentence
  • "Rather thin gruel considering the Rape Room he has established at Treasury."
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  • "But seriously, I may not agree with that person, but I would not assume they were racist from the thin gruel of this story."