Associations to the word «Macabre»

Wiktionary

MACABRE, adjective. Representing or personifying death.
MACABRE, adjective. Obsessed with death or the gruesome.
MACABRE, adjective. Ghastly, shocking, terrifying.

Dictionary definition

MACABRE, adjective. Shockingly repellent; inspiring horror; "ghastly wounds"; "the grim aftermath of the bombing"; "the grim task of burying the victims"; "a grisly murder"; "gruesome evidence of human sacrifice"; "macabre tales of war and plague in the Middle ages"; "macabre tortures conceived by madmen".

Wise words

Words, words, words! They shut one off from the universe. Three quarters of the time one's never in contact with things, only with the beastly words that stand for them.
Aldous Huxley