Grisly and Terrible


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Grisly adjective – Extremely disturbing or repellent.
Usage example: recounted the visit to the murder scene in grisly detail

Terrible is a synonym for grisly in gruesome topic. In some cases you can use "Terrible" instead an adjective "Grisly", when it comes to topics like ghastly, horrifying, horrific.
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Terrible adjective – Causing fear.
Usage example: a terrible nightmare that woke me up

Grisly is a synonym for terrible in ghastly topic. You can use "Grisly" instead an adjective "Terrible", if it concerns topics such as horrific.
Nearby Words: terribly, terrify, terror
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Things that words describes

fate grisly fate terrible fate
death grisly death terrible death
case grisly case terrible case
act grisly act terrible act
Other nouns: ways, consequences, events, games, fates, crimes.

Both words in one sentence

  • Series / NCIS Good Cannot Comprehend Evil: Abby is a wonderfully chipper woman but she does seem at times to not understand how terrible some human beings can be and stunned at a truly grisly murder case.
    Source: Series / NCIS
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