Horrifyingly repellent; gruesome, terrifying.
‘The photographs of the killings depict a grisly scene.’;
So as to cause terror or awe.
‘The lion roared terribly.’;
misspelling of gristly
‘He's terribly busy and you really shouldn't bother him.’;
misspelling of grizzly
‘She took part in the karaoke, but sang terribly.’;
(obsolete) In a horrible or terrible manner; in a terrifying way.
used as intensifiers;
‘terribly interesting’; ‘I'm awful sorry’;
Frightful; horrible; dreadful; harsh; as, grisly locks; a grisly specter.
‘A man of grisly and stern gravity.’;
in a terrible manner;
‘she sings terribly’;
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’;