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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Horrible and gruesome.

Usage examples (34)
  • The special effects in that movie were too grisly for my viewing tastes.
  • Are journalists ever going to get beyond the word grisly?
  • “The Veldt”, also by Bradbury, which chronicled in grisly fashion the dangers of holodeck technology.
  • However, as their team begins to get picked off in grisly manners not fit for television, they realize they are in over their heads. for more
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  • A "grizzly" (a type of bear) might cause "grisly" (horrible) devastation if it runs through a campsite. Note: "gristly" describes meat that is very tough.
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