1. [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.
2. Pertaining to or portraying the grim aspects of death, or
the allegorical dance of death.
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