Frightful; horrible; dreadful; harsh; as, grisly locks; a grisly specter. "Grisly to behold." "A man of grisly and stern gravity." (Robynson (More's Utopia)) Grisly bear.

<zoology> See Grizzly.

Origin: OE, grisly, grislich, AS. Grislic, gryslic, fr. Grsan to shudder; cf. OD. Grijselick horrible, OHG. Grisenl?ch, and also AS. Gre?san to frighten, and E. Gruesome.

(01 Mar 1998)

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