grisly


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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 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.
It would come, and it would come; a grisly thing, a specter born in the black caverns of terror; a power primeval, cosmic, shadowing the tortures of the lost souls flung out to chaos and destruction.
Everybody crossed himself in a grisly fright, for a curse was an awful thing to those people; but the queen rose up majestic, with the death-light in her eye, and flung back this ruthless command:
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
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.
He stirred his coffee round and round, he sipped it, he felt his chin softly with his grisly hand, he looked at the fire, he looked about the room, he gasped rather than smiled at me, he writhed and undulated about, in his deferential servility, he stirred and sipped again, but he left the renewal of the conversation to me.
One grisly old wolf-dog alone, with the liberty of an indulged favourite, had planted himself close by the chair of state, and occasionally ventured to solicit notice by putting his large hairy head upon his master's knee, or pushing his nose into his hand.
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.
Outside the grim sentinel of death kept his grisly vigil.
He saw himself obliged to one of two distasteful and perilous alternatives; either to shut the door altogether and set his portmanteau out upon the wayside, a wonder to all beholders; or to leave the door ajar, so that any thievish tramp or holiday schoolboy might stray in and stumble on the grisly secret.