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grisly

gris·ly

grisly

 
pronunciation:
grIz li
part of speech: adjective
inflections: grislier, grisliest
definition: giving rise to fear, horror, or repugnance; gruesome.
Who could have committed this grisly murder?It was a grisly scene at the site of the crash.
similar words:
ghastly, gruesome, hideous, horror, macabre, morbid
derivation: grisliness (n.)