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grisly

causing a shudder or feeling of horror; gruesome; grim: the grisly scene of a murder
Not to be confused with:
grizzly – grayish or flecked with gray; a species of bear
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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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grisly

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grisly

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

grisly

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

[ˈgrɪzli] adjmacabre
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grisly

adj (+er)grausig, grässlich
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grisly

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

(ˈgrizli) adjective
horrible. a grisly sight.
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References in classic literature ?
This'll be the happiest piece of work we ever done." And then he'd say, "I'll be a grislier old growler to- morrow!" and laugh, he would, till John and me was often forced to slap his back, and bring it out of his windpipes with a little water.'
However, it's not long before a grislier discovery sends the lads spiralling back to their mischievous and bickering old ways.
When Jimmy Perez (Douglas Henshall) and his team investigate, they make an even grislier find - a holdall containing more body parts.
As US-led forces have escalated in response to Taliban gains, they have unintentionally pushed the Taliban toward grislier violence.
Her original remarks to a restricted audience in Yorkshire before the Manchester bombing this week raised grislier challenges drew reactions that showed the sombre depths of passions associated with a debate that consumed much energy in the Labour administration of Tony Blair.
In an even grislier turn, graphic videos of torture of Kashmiris by the armed forces surfaced, one after another - a visual guide of Indian rule over Kashmir.
Even with its nastier tone, grislier action and more sexually explicit banter, "Deadpool" turns out to be a comic-book enterprise through and through, but served up in a shrewdly self-mocking guise; it pulls off that very postmodern trick of getting away with formulas and cliches simply by pointing them out.
With "vie," with "sword gashes," with "remnant" and "done" [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], and--instead of the expected bainian shen "body of 100 years"--with a grislier baizhan shen, "body of 100 battles." This round has ended, the creek has swallowed what victims people left behind, and Meng--with one final round of actions identifying his "body" with the creek's--has survived to witness another round.
Even Murphy openly admitted this season "is a little bloodier and grislier I think than anything that we've done before; it's straight horror this year."
Not really, but all he said was: "I am working on a new series, and it's a move away from the grislier style of "Zom-B" or "The Demonata".
One of the grislier offshoots was Memento Mori when families would have pictures taken of their loved ones after death, fully dressed and posed alongside them so they still appeared to be alive.
Ludogorets, Malmo, Maribor, Apoel - the last time I saw a grislier pot he was laying waste to Cambodia.