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"
Pertaining to or portraying the grim aspects of death, or the allegorical dance of death.
Representing or personifying death.
Obsessed with death or the gruesome.
Ghastly, shocking, terrifying.
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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The numerical value of macabre in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of macabre in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Examples of macabre in a Sentence
The notion that Raif Badawi must be allowed to heal so that he can suffer this cruel punishment again and again is macabre and outrageous.
Take all that humanitarian aid and give it to the people of Cucuta, where there is a lot of need, this is a macabre game, you see? They squeeze us by the neck and then make us beg for crumbs.
There's absolutely no political will among leaders to end these macabre killings ... what is so special with these (traditional) healers to the extent that our leaders ignore albino killings? albinism is not a disease. People must understand albinos are normal people like everyone else and the government has a role to play to ensure this education reaches many people since most of the killings involve members of the family.
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- macabreCatalan, Valencian
- grausig, makaberGerman
- macabro, horrendo, funesto, mórbido, lúgubre, horroroso, fúnebre, siniestro, góticoSpanish
- funèbre, thanatophile, gothique, morbide, lugubre, macabre, horrible, effrayant, funeste, sinistreFrench
- îngrozitor, macabruRomanian
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