grisly
[ griz-lee ]
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Part of Speech adjective
Origin + Etymology
Old English from grislic "terrifying," of Germanic origin
Synonyms
    1.
  • grim
  • eerie
  • terrifying
    2.
  • abominable
  • appalling
  • dreadful
  • gruesome
  • macabre
  • sickening
Antonyms
    1.
  • normal
  • pleasing
    2.
  • beautiful
  • comforting
  • delightful
  • pleasant
Definition
1. formidable; grim
2. causing a shudder or feeling of horror; horrible; gruesome
Examples
1. A) I saw a bulky, rather grisly-looking person walking out of the woods, and I've been worried about walking there since. B) She's a grisly fighter, not afraid to use dirty tricks if it means she wins.
2. A) The grisly scene of the crime caused her to turn away to catch her breath. B) Discussing grisly historical events wasn't exactly his idea of jovial party talk.
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