Definition of grisly in English:


Syllabification: gris·ly
Pronunciation: /ˈgrizlē

adjective (grislier, grisliest)



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  • But that's the kind of story it is; there's no grisliness for the sake of grisliness - it grows out of the situation, and never dominates the movie.
  • From there, the action quickly shifts to a battlefield that is dominated by a sense of the grisliness and cruelty of war.
  • There's much grisliness on display - including a lively decapitation and some excruciating business involving a bear trap - but I wouldn't call it a satire.


Old English grislic 'terrifying', of Germanic origin; related to Dutch griezelig.

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