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{adj: ghastly, grim, grisly, gruesome, macabre, sick} shockingly repellent; inspiring horror
"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"
"macabre tortures conceived by madmen"

{n: Baudelaire, Charles Baudelaire, Charles Pierre Baudelaire} a French poet noted for macabre imagery and evocative language (1821-1867)

{n: Grand Guignol} a play of a macabre or horrific nature

{n: Jacobs, W. W. Jacobs, William Wymark Jacobs} English writer of macabre short stories (1863-1943)

{n: danse macabre, dance of death} a medieval dance in which a skeleton representing death leads a procession of others to the grave

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