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grisly (adj) extremely unpleasant; shocking.

A grisly sight is an extremely unpleasant and frightening sight, associated with death, destruction, or decay. The sight of human remains in a lonely place can be grisly. Unearthly sounds at midnight cause a grisly sensation. A grisly crime is a shocking crime. A grisly person is extremely fearful to look at.

  • Walking across the jungle, Jane was frightened to see the grisly sight of a decayed human body left half-eaten by animals and vultures.
  • The grisly crime in which a child's body, cut to pieces, was sent in a plastic casing to its mother shocked everyone in the locality.
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