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Meaning of GRISLY

Pronunciation:  'grislee

WordNet Dictionary
[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"

GRISLY is a 6 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: alarming, ghastly, grim, gruesome, macabre



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Gris"ly\, a. [OE, grisly, grislich, AS. grislic,
gryslic, fr. gr?san to shudder; cf. OD. grijselick horrible,
OHG. grisenl?ch, and also AS. gre?san to frighten, and E.
Frightful; horrible; dreadful; harsh; as, grisly locks; a
grisly specter. ``Grisly to behold.'' --Chaucer.

      A man of grisly and stern gravity.       --Robynson

{Grisly bear}. (Zo["o]l.) See under {Grizzly}.

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