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Webster 1913 Edition


Grisly

Gris′ly

,
Adj.
[OE,
grisly
,
grislich
, AS.
grislic
,
gryslic
, fr.
gr[GREEK]san t
o 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
.
(Zool.)
See under
Grizzly
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Grisly

GRIS'LY

,
Adj.
s as z. Frightful; horrible; terrible; as grisly locks; a grisly countenance; a grisly face; a grisly specter; a grisly bear.

Definition 2022


grisly

grisly

English

Adjective

grisly (comparative grislier, superlative grisliest)

  1. horrifyingly repellent; terrifying, gruesome
    The photos of the killings depict a grisly scene.

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