Definition of grisliness in English:



  • See grisly

    • ‘But that's the kind of story it is; there's no grisliness for the sake of grisliness - it grows out of the situation, and never dominates the movie.’
    • ‘There's much grisliness on display - including a lively decapitation and some excruciating business involving a bear trap - but I wouldn't call it a satire.’
    • ‘There is brief footage from an old movie about the slave trade, for example, which catches the grisliness of the business at least as well as anything done in more recent years.’
    • ‘He wrote as eloquently as one could about finding pieces of people in the rubble, about the grisliness that he was in charge of sorting out: pieces of flesh and bone that used to be someone.’
    • ‘From there, the action quickly shifts to a battlefield that is dominated by a sense of the grisliness and cruelty of war.’