Word of the Day: Macabre


ma-ca-bre / mə--brə, mə-käb, mə--bər


1. horror provoking; gruesome; ghastly

Every generation has a macabre notion that wars, government prohibition, natural disasters or mankind itself could be the downfall of society and the world as a whole.

Lauren DeStefano, 1984 –

2. representing or pertaining to death

It was like a macabre march of struggling corpses towards a distant grave.

From “A Set of Six” by Joseph Conrad, 1857 – 1924