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1. shockingly repellent; inspiring horror;
- Example: "ghastly wounds"
- Example: "the grim aftermath of the bombing"
- Example: "the grim task of burying the victims"
- Example: "a grisly murder"
- Example: "gruesome evidence of human sacrifice"
- Example: "macabre tales of war and plague in the Middle ages"
- Example: "macabre tortures conceived by madmen"
[syn: ghastly, grim, grisly, gruesome, macabre, sick]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Grisly \Gris"ly\, a. [OE, grisly, grislich, AS. grislic, gryslic, fr. gr?san to shudder; cf. OD. grijselick horrible, OHG. grisenl?ch, and also AS. gre?san to frighten, and E. gruesome.] Frightful; horrible; dreadful; harsh; as, grisly locks; a grisly specter. "Grisly to behold." --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] A man of grisly and stern gravity. --Robynson (More's Utopia). [1913 Webster] Grisly bear. (Zool.) See under Grizzly. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

grisly adj 1: 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" [syn: ghastly, grim, grisly, gruesome, macabre, sick]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

67 Moby Thesaurus words for "grisly": abhorrent, abominable, appalling, astounding, awe-inspiring, awesome, awful, blue, cadaverous, corpselike, deadly, deathlike, deathly, deathly pale, dire, direful, disgusting, dread, dreaded, dreadful, eerie, fell, forbidding, formidable, foul, frightful, ghastly, ghostlike, ghostly, ghoulish, gory, grim, gruesome, haggard, hideous, horrendous, horrible, horrid, horrific, horrifying, livid, loathsome, lurid, macabre, morbid, mortuary, nasty, nauseating, offensive, pale, redoubtable, repellent, repelling, repugnant, repulsive, revolting, schrecklich, shocking, sickening, terrible, terrific, terrifying, tremendous, uncanny, unearthly, wan, weird