AskDefine | Define grisly

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grisly adj : shockingly repellent; inspiring horror; "ghastly wounds"; "the grim aftermath of the bombing"; "the grim task of burying the victims"; "a grisly murder"; "gruesome evidence of human sacrifice"; "macabre tales of war and plague in the Middle ages"; "macabre tortures conceived by madmen" [syn: ghastly, grim, gruesome, macabre] [also: grisliest, grislier]

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English

Etymology

Late Old English grisliċ.

Pronunciation

/ˈgrɪzli/

Adjective

  1. horrifyingly repellent; terrifying, gruesome
    The photos of the killings depict a grisly scene.

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