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English definition of “macabre”

macabre

adjective     /məˈkɑː.brə/
describes something that is very strange and unpleasant because it is connected with death or violence : Even the police were horrified at the macabre nature of the killings . She has a rather macabre sense of humour .Death and dyingSerious and unpleasantNot attractive to look atInformal words for bad
(Definition of macabre adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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