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gris·ly

 (grĭz′lē)
adj. gris·li·er, gris·li·est
Causing repugnance; gruesome. See Synonyms at ghastly.

[Middle English grisli, from Old English grislīc; see ghrēi- in Indo-European roots.]

gris′li·ness n.

grisly

(ˈɡrɪzlɪ)
adj, -lier or -liest
causing horror or dread; gruesome
[Old English grislic; related to Old Frisian grislik, Old High German grīsenlīh]
ˈgrisliness n
Usage: See at grizzly

grisly

(ˈɡrɪzlɪ)
n, pl -lies
obsolete a variant spelling of grizzly

gris•ly

(ˈgrɪz li)

adj. -li•er, -li•est.
1. causing a shudder or feeling of horror; gruesome: a grisly murder.
2. formidable; grim.
[before 1150; Middle English; Old English grislīc horrible; c. Old High German grīsenlīh]
gris′li•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.grisly - shockingly repellentgrisly - 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"
alarming - frightening because of an awareness of danger

grisly

grisly

adjective
Shockingly repellent:
Translations
مُخيف، مُرْعِب
děsnýošklivýstrašný
uhyggelig
viîbjóîslegur
šaušalīgs

grisly

[ˈgrɪzlɪ] ADJ (grislier (compar) (grisliest (superl))) (= horrible) → horroroso; (= horrifying) → horripilante

grisly

[ˈgrɪzli] adjmacabre

grisly

adj (+er)grausig, grässlich

grisly

[ˈgrɪzlɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (murder) → raccapricciante

grisly

(ˈgrizli) adjective
horrible. a grisly sight.
References in classic literature ?
As he spoke, Death, a grisly skeleton, appeared and said to him: "What wouldst thou, Mortal?
So hopeless had seemed her situation to her that Jane Clayton but stood in lethargic apathy awaiting the impact of the huge body that would hurl her to the ground--awaiting the momentary agony that cruel talons and grisly fangs may inflict before the coming of the merciful oblivion which would end her sorrow and her suffering.
The blows were given by a person of grisly aspect, with a head almost bald, and sunken cheeks, apparently of the feminine gender, though hardly to be classed in the gentler sex.
I went in and saw the surgeon labor awhile, but could not enjoy; it was much less trying to see the wounds given and received than to see them mended; the stir and turmoil, and the music of the steel, were wanting here--one's nerves were wrung by this grisly spectacle, whilst the duel's compensating pleasurable thrill was lacking.
How gloriously he would go plowing the dancing seas, in his long, low, black-hulled racer, the Spirit of the Storm, with his grisly flag flying at the fore
Fastened by chains to the mainmast were a number of grisly staghounds, who now began leaping and barking at me, and by the mizzen a huge puma was cramped in a little iron cage far too small even to give it turning room.
It was death he craved for in the hot, burning nights, and death came and sat, a grisly shadow, at his pillow.
As at the waving of a magician's wand, up rose a grisly phantom -- up rose a thousand phantoms -- in many shapes, of death, or more awful shame, all flocking round about the clergyman, and pointing with their fingers at his breast!
He lived in the world, as the last of the Grisly Bears lived in settled Missouri.
He was never absent during business hours, unless upon an errand, and then he was represented by his son: a grisly urchin of twelve, who was his express image.
I knew of her enchantment and her fate, From high-born dame to peasant wench transformed And touched with pity, first I turned the leaves Of countless volumes of my devilish craft, And then, in this grim grisly skeleton Myself encasing, hither have I come To show where lies the fitting remedy To give relief in such a piteous case.
Short and grisly had been the work of the mutineers of the Fuwalda, and through it all John Clayton had stood leaning carelessly beside the companionway puffing meditatively upon his pipe as though he had been but watching an indifferent cricket match.