grisly grisly  /ˈɡrɪz li/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) shockingly repellent; inspiring horror

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. He told of one band of Jews herded into a slaughterhouse, forced to kneel at the chopping blocks where their throats were cut in a grisly parody of kosher butchering.
  2. Police made their grisly find only because they came across another fleeing victim, who told them Dahmer was trying to kill him.
  3. Their full reports are reproduced verbatim in grisly detail that even notes the discovery that Hitler had only one testicle.

News

  1. Former hit man expected to testify in Bulger murder trial

    By Svea Herbst-Bayliss BOSTON (Reuters) - Jurors are expected to hear more grisly details about reputed mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger's reign of terror in Boston when a former hit man testifies against his ex-boss in the closely watched racketeering and murder trial on Monday. Bulger faces a 32-count indictment that includes 19 murders he allegedly committed or ordered. ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. The Twenty Grisliest TV Death Scenes of the 2012-13 Season

    If you felt that the television season that just ended pushed the envelope in the gore department, you aren't alone. We created this slideshow of twenty grisly deaths both as a fitting eulogy to our Best of TV week and as a way to do our part in documenting the ... More »
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Vulture

  3. Police hope technology solves grisly N.H. murders

    Police in New Hampshire hope that new digital technology will help them crack a grisly cold case.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: WCVB Boston

Quotes

  1. "Dean was a whole different animal," says film historian Leonard Maltin. "He became a cultural icon because of the rebel role he embodied, and even the sort of glamorously grisly way that he died. I'd wager that many young people who have...
    on Feb 20, 2009 By: Leonard Maltin Source: San Jose Mercury News

  2. "We need to look no further than police reports of grisly accidents over the last several years to see the horrendous consequences of not wearing a seatbelt," Albano said. "The simple fact is that seat belts save lives, and it's past time we...
    on Jan 29, 2008 By: Nelson Albano Source: Cape May County Herald

  3. "The interest of the media in this trial, in my opinion, is not because it's in Canada," said media critic Barry Zwicker, co-author of the book "The News: Inside the Canadian Media." "It's because it's a grisly murder trial - perhaps...
    on Jan 23, 2007 By: Barrie Zwicker Source: 680 News

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