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Synonyms for macabre
macabre

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Wiktionary

  1. macabreadjective

    Ghastly, shocking, terrifying.

    Synonyms:
    ghastly, horrifying, terrifying, shocking

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, 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, grisly, sick of(p), tired of(p)

    Antonyms:
    unalarming

Editors Contribution

  1. mean

    not so nice.

    "why are you so mean mother ginger!"

    Submitted by rinat on August 19, 2019  
  2. looptidadjective

    beyond nuts, past the point of crazy, heavily bizarre, 'clown world' worthy

    a parent would go full blown looptid if a child was being harassed by anyone!

    Submitted by sageroyal8 on January 2, 2022  

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "macabre":

    ghoulish, sinister, travesty, grim, gruesome

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How to use macabre in a sentence?

  1. President Nicolas Maduro:

    Take all that humanitarian aid and give it to the people of Cucuta, where there is a lot of need, this is a macabre game, you see? They squeeze us by the neck and then make us beg for crumbs.

  2. Amnesty International:

    The notion that Raif Badawi must be allowed to heal so that he can suffer this cruel punishment again and again is macabre and outrageous.

  3. Vicky Ntetema:

    There's absolutely no political will among leaders to end these macabre killings ... what is so special with these (traditional) healers to the extent that our leaders ignore albino killings? albinism is not a disease. People must understand albinos are normal people like everyone else and the government has a role to play to ensure this education reaches many people since most of the killings involve members of the family.


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