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Wordnet 3.0


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:

macabre \macabre\ (m[.a]*k[aum]"b[~e]r) adj. 1. portraying human injury or death in a way so as to inspiring shock or horror; gruesome; ghastly; as, macabre tortures conceived by madmen. [Also spelled macaber.] Syn: ghastly, grisly, gruesome, lurid. [WordNet 1.5] 2. Pertaining to or portraying the grim aspects of death, or the allegorical dance of death. [PJC]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

59 Moby Thesaurus words for "macabre": appalling, astounding, awe-inspiring, awesome, awful, blue, cadaverous, corpselike, deadly, deathlike, deathly, deathly pale, dire, direful, dread, dreaded, dreadful, eerie, eldritch, fearsome, fell, fiendish, formidable, frightening, frightful, ghastly, ghostlike, ghostly, ghoulish, gory, grim, grisly, grotesque, gruesome, haggard, hideous, horrendous, horrible, horrid, horrific, horrifying, livid, lurid, morbid, mortuary, pale, redoubtable, schrecklich, shocking, spookish, spooky, terrible, terrific, terrifying, tremendous, uncanny, unearthly, wan, weird