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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Grisly \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. (Zool.) See under Grizzly.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adj 1: 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" [syn: ghastly, grim, grisly, gruesome,
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
67 Moby Thesaurus words for "grisly":
abhorrent, abominable, appalling, astounding, awe-inspiring,
awesome, awful, blue, cadaverous, corpselike, deadly, deathlike,
deathly, deathly pale, dire, direful, disgusting, dread, dreaded,
dreadful, eerie, fell, forbidding, formidable, foul, frightful,
ghastly, ghostlike, ghostly, ghoulish, gory, grim, gruesome,
haggard, hideous, horrendous, horrible, horrid, horrific,
horrifying, livid, loathsome, lurid, macabre, morbid, mortuary,
nasty, nauseating, offensive, pale, redoubtable, repellent,
repelling, repugnant, repulsive, revolting, schrecklich, shocking,
sickening, terrible, terrific, terrifying, tremendous, uncanny,
unearthly, wan, weird
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