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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Grisly  \Gris"ly\,  a.  [OE,  grisly,  grislich  AS  grislic 
  gryslic  fr  gr?san  to  shudder;  cf  OD  grijselick  horrible, 
  OHG.  grisenl?ch,  and  also  AS  gre?san  to  frighten,  and  E. 
  gruesome.] 
  Frightful;  horrible;  dreadful;  harsh;  as  grisly  locks;  a 
  grisly  specter.  ``Grisly  to  behold.''  --Chaucer. 
 
  A  man  of  grisly  and  stern  gravity.  --Robynson 
  (More's 
  Utopia). 
 
  {Grisly  bear}.  (Zo["o]l.)  See  under  {Grizzly}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  grisly 
  adj  :  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"  [syn:  {ghastly},  {grim},  {gruesome},  {macabre}] 




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