adjective 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
adjective gruesomely indicative of death or the dead a charnel smell came from the chest filled with dead men's bones|ghastly shrieks|the sepulchral darkness of the catacombs