Definitions for macabre

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  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"

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  1. macabre(adj.)

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

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  1. macabre(Adjective)

    Representing or personifying death.

  2. macabre(Adjective)

    Obsessed with death or the gruesome.

  3. macabre(Adjective)

    Ghastly, shocking, terrifying.

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  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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