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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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