macabre

macabre

(m*k"br) adj. 1. portraying human injury or death in a way so as to inspiring shock or horror; gruesome; ghastly; as, macabre tortures conceived by madmen.
[Also spelled macaber.]

Syn. -- ghastly, grisly, gruesome, lurid.
[WordNet 1.5]

2. Pertaining to or portraying the grim aspects of death, or the allegorical dance of death.
[PJC]

 

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