Grisly meaning

grĭzlē
Terrifying; horrible; ghastly.
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The photos of the killings depict a grisly scene.

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Causing repugnance; gruesome.
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Origin of grisly

  • Middle English grisli from Old English grislīc ghrēi- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Late Old English grisliċ. Compare German grausen and Danish grusom.

    From Wiktionary