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Difference between Grisly, Gristly, Grizzled and Grizzly

Grisly means ghastly or gruesome.

  • The prosecutor painted a grisly picture of the event.

Gristly means composed of or containing gristle.

  • The children gave the dog the gristly end to chew.

Grizzled means partly gray or streaked with gray.

  • Our leader today is a grizzled veteran of many mountain climbs.

Grizzly is a bear.

  • The grizzly bear is the greatest symbol of the wilderness.