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[ adjective ] shockingly repellent; inspiring horror

Examples

"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"

Used in print

(Whit Masterson, Evil Come, Evil Go....)

Within this framework , what followed was strained , even macabre .

Related terms

alarming

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