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grisly

  
  ( grislier    comparative)   ( grisliest    superlative  ) Something that is grisly is extremely unpleasant, and usually involves death and violence.      adj   usu ADJ n   (=gruesome)  
...two horrifically grisly murders.     
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grisly

  
  
abominable, appalling, awful, dreadful, frightful, ghastly, grim, gruesome, hellacious     (U.S. slang)   hideous, horrible, horrid, macabre, shocking, sickening, terrible, terrifying  
  
Antonyms     
   agreeable, attractive, charming, innocuous, nice, pleasant  

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garishly, gristle, grizzly, grist

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