Recently I watched a video and here is one of the line:

The grizzly image has since been immortalized as shorthand slang for single-minded cult-like thinking.

When I searched the meaning of "grizzly" on the internet, I saw only the result "grizzly bear". It seems to me that "grizzly" has no meaning standing on its own. Is it so? Below is the video. The line is at around 0:59.


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    Try "grisly" instead
    – Jim Mack
    Oct 22, 2017 at 3:22
  • It's grisly image. Oct 22, 2017 at 3:47
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    "It seems to me that "grizzly" has no meaning standing on its own." This is not true. "Grizzly" also means "grey". In fact, gizzly bears are called grizzly bears because the tips of their hairs are grey. Oct 22, 2017 at 3:58

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It's grisly image.


Causing horror or disgust

Usage Note:

The words grisly and grizzly are quite different in meaning, though often confused. Grisly means ‘causing horror or disgust’, as in grisly crimes, whereas grizzly is chiefly used with reference to a kind of large American bear, and can also mean ‘grey or grey-haired’

(Oxford dictionary)


The word you intended to search for is grisly -- Causing horror or disgust; gruesome, horrendous, etc.

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