What does grisly mean?

Definitions for grisly
ˈgrɪz ligris·ly

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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"

Wiktionary

  1. grisly(Adjective)

    horrifyingly repellent; terrifying, gruesome

    The photos of the killings depict a grisly scene.

  2. Origin: Late Old English grisliċ. Compare German grausen and Danish gruselig.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Grisly(adj)

    frightful; horrible; dreadful; harsh; as, grisly locks; a grisly specter

  2. Origin: [OE, grisly, grislich, AS. grislic, gryslic, fr. grsan to shudder; cf. OD. grijselick horrible, OHG. grisenl?ch, and also AS. gre?san to frighten, and E. gruesome.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Grisly

    griz′li, adj. frightful: hideous.—n. Gris′liness. [A.S. gryslíc, ágrísan, to dread; Ger. grässlich.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of grisly in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of grisly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of grisly in a Sentence

  1. Winston Churchill:

    We will have no truce or parlay with you Hitler, or the grisly gang who work your wicked will. You do your worst -- and we will do our best.

  2. Aldous Huxley:

    We are living now, not in the delicious intoxication induced by the early successes of science, but in a rather grisly morning-after, when it has become apparent that what triumphant science has done hitherto is to improve the means for achieving unimproved or actually deteriorated ends.

  3. Andrew Chesnut:

    Joselyn came to a grisly end because she made herself famous over social media, gloating over her achievements, these girls know that they have to keep a low profile for their work, but for many the temptation to post on Instagram and Twitter is too great and they end up making themselves targets.

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