Part of speech:
Causing great harm or fear; terrible:
The definition of dreadful is terrible, shocking or very disturbing.
Causing horror, shock, or dismay
The definition of gruesome is something unpleasant or causing horror.
The definition of ghastly is something repellent, horrible, frightful, ugly, macabre or sickly.
Of, relating to, or designed for attack:
(Originally) Exposed or liable to injury, evil, or harm
Very bad or unpleasant; frightful:
(Botany) Having a brown colour tinged with red, as of flame seen through smoke.
Grim is defined as stern or unmoving.
The definition of macabre is something gruesome, shocking or horrifying.
Used as an intensifier
Having an effect like that of a heavy blow or shock; staggering
The definition of terrible is someone or something extreme, very bad or something that causes fear.
The definition of atrocious is something evil, cruel or absolutely horrible.
The definition of repulsive is disgusting.
(Obsolete) Full of shame; ashamed.
(Archaic) Inconsistent with; far removed from; strongly opposed to, as, abhorrent thoughts. [Late 16th century.]
Deliberately seeking to inflict pain and suffering; enjoying others' suffering; without mercy or pity
Deserving to be despised; contemptible
Deserving to be execrated; abominable; detestable
Causing fear or dread
1900, Theodore Dreiser, Sister Carrie:
Inspiring anguish, terror, etc.
Outrageously evil or wicked; abominable
(Slang) Hard to cope with; difficult or troublesome:
The definition of nasty is something that is very dirty, unpleasant or offensive.
That which revolts or is repelling.
That cannot be endured or tolerated
That cannot be spoken
Highly disagreeable or most inferior; very bad: a generalized term of disapproval
A state or condition marked by this feeling:
Causing, or thought of as causing, the hair to stand on end; terrifying or shocking
Causing repugnance; gruesome.
Marked by or inclined to anger or bad feelings; disagreeable:
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