Definition of grisly:
dingy, horrendous, low-spirited, lurid, charnel, sickish, down in the mouth, disturbed, outrageous, demented, appalling, dismal, alarming, terrific, forbidding, grim, ghastly, awful, downhearted, sepulchral, inexorable, unappeasable, disgusted, terrible, low, sorry, dour, horrific, monstrous, depressed, nauseated, queasy, mad, pallid, unbalanced, tired of, shocking, black, sick of, atrocious, dreary, horrid, ill, wan, taboo, fed up, relentless, dreadful, nightmarish, unrelenting, beautiful, disgusting, brainsick, unforgiving, dispirited, dark, gloomy, frightful, downcast, offensive, indecent, pale, drear, scandalous, stern, mordant, macabre, nauseous, hideous, disconsolate, horrifying, horrible, blue, drab, down, unhinged, crazy, gruesome, nightmare, sick.
Smith's mind was too full of the incidents of the evening, the absence of the mummy from his neighbour's rooms, the step that passed him on the stair, the reappearance- the extraordinary, inexplicable reappearance of the grisly thing- and then this attack upon Lee, corresponding so closely to the previous outrage upon another man against whom Bellingham bore a grudge.- "Round the Red Lamp Being Facts and Fancies of Medical Life", Arthur Conan Doyle.
- "Warrior of the Dawn", Howard Carleton Browne.
- "The Living Link", James De Mille.