Definitions for macabre

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ghastly, grim, grisly, gruesome, macabre, sick(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"


  1. macabre(adj.)

    Pertaining to or portraying the grim aspects of death, or the allegorical dance of death.


  1. macabre(Adjective)

    Representing or personifying death.

  2. macabre(Adjective)

    Obsessed with death or the gruesome.

  3. macabre(Adjective)

    Ghastly, shocking, terrifying.


  1. Macabre

    In works of art, macabre is the quality of having a grim or ghastly atmosphere. Macabre works emphasize the details and symbols of death. Authors such as H. P. Lovecraft and Edgar Allan Poe used macabre atmosphere in their works.

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