Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The quality of being grisly or horrible; dreadfulness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality or state of being grisly; horrid.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The characteristic or quality of being grisly

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Examples

  • The fucking man lacks the "grisliness" of a real soldier.

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  • All did well, striking the right balance between news gathering and shock as to the grisliness of events, though one reporter, rushed to the scene from a city beat, got inappropriately overexcited as he told us that what he'd found striking about being in Cumbria on such a day was the sound of birdsong.

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  • The grisliness of the crime and its proximity to our classroom had a lasting impact on me.

    Rainbow’s End

  • The grisliness of the crime and its proximity to our classroom had a lasting impact on me.

    Rainbow’s End

  • Wormwood is worth a look if elegant language mixed with some grisliness is your thing.

    Absinthe By Another Name

  • Now was he convinced of the grisliness of the visitation.

    My Tropic Isle

  • But all the horrors for which we had come were there in perfect grisliness, and labelled by the ingenious Signor P---- with Latin inscriptions.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 117, July, 1867.

  • I remember the solemnity of the subterranean tombs at Perugia; the grisliness of the Beauchamp crypt at Warwick.

    The Spirit of Rome

  • Now was he convinced of the grisliness of the visitation.

    My Tropic Isle

  • But all the horrors for which we had come were there in perfect grisliness, and labeled by the ingenious Signor P---- with Latin inscriptions.

    Italian Journeys

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