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Synonyms for grisly
ˈgrɪz ligris·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ghastly, grim, grisly, gruesome, macabre, sickadjective

    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"

    Synonyms:
    down(p), dispirited, downcast, nauseous, wan, disgusted, pale, forbidding, dismal, dark, charnel, sick, demented, disconsolate, sepulchral, black, gloomy, low, unbalanced, pallid, unrelenting, down in the mouth, stern, blue, disturbed, brainsick, unappeasable, gruesome, macabre, downhearted, grim, sickish, ill, nauseated, mordant, sick(p), unhinged, dour, fed up(p), mad, low-spirited, relentless, unforgiving, sorry, crazy, drab, ghastly, depressed, dingy, inexorable, dreary, queasy, drear, sick of(p), tired of(p)

    Antonyms:
    unalarming

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. grislyadjective

    Synonyms:
    frightful, horrible, horrid, terrific, hideous, appalling, dreadful, grim

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "grisly":

    hideous, heinous, horrible

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How to use grisly in a sentence?

  1. The National Press Club:

    We call on all Americans to see this unsavory attempt to minimize the grisly bone-saw attack on Washington Post opinion writer Jamal Khashoggi for what it is -- an attempt to sweep under the rug a brutal state-sponsored murder, we call on people of conscience to reject this tournament. Do not attend. Do not watch it on television. Let it fail.

  2. Winston Churchill:

    We will have no truce or parlay with you Hitler, or the grisly gang who work your wicked will. You do your worst -- and we will do our best.

  3. Jake Sullivan:

    Right at the top of the meeting with the crown prince, he raised the issue, both the direct issue of Jamal Khashoggi and his brutal and grisly murder and the broader issue of human rights as well and let the crown prince know exactly where America is.

  4. Aldous Huxley:

    We are living now, not in the delicious intoxication induced by the early successes of science, but in a rather grisly morning-after, when it has become apparent that what triumphant science has done hitherto is to improve the means for achieving unimproved or actually deteriorated ends.

  5. Mike Prendergast:

    The immediate action and quick thinking our deputies demonstrated in this grisly situation speaks volumes to the rigorous training they undergo to serve our citizens, in this situation, every second counted, where our deputies were able to respond immediately and save the life of another victim.


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