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Definition of "grisly" []

  • Inspiring repugnance; gruesome. See Synonyms at ghastly. (adjective)
  • Causing horror or dread; gruesome (adjective)

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Use "grisly" in a sentence
  • "“The Veldt”, also by Bradbury, which chronicled in grisly fashion the dangers of holodeck technology."
  • "However, as their team begins to get picked off in grisly manners not fit for television, they realize they are in over their heads."
  • "Are journalists ever going to get beyond the word grisly?"