Definition of Ghastliness

1. Noun. The quality of being ghastly.

Exact synonyms: Grimness, Gruesomeness, Luridness
Generic synonyms: Frightfulness
Derivative terms: Ghastly, Ghastly, Grim, Grim, Grim, Gruesome, Lurid, Lurid



Definition of Ghastliness

1. n. The state of being ghastly; a deathlike look.

Definition of Ghastliness

1. Noun. The state of being ghastly ¹

2. Noun. A ghastly thing ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ghastliness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ghastliness

gharials
gharri
gharries
gharris
gharry
ghasard
ghast
ghasted
ghastful
ghastfully
ghasting
ghastlier
ghastliest
ghastlily
ghastliness (current term)
ghastlinesses
ghastly
ghastness
ghasts
ghat
ghatam
ghatams
ghats
ghatti
ghatti gum
ghaut
ghauts
ghawazee
ghawazees

Literary usage of Ghastliness

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1. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1829)
"The communication struck home to 1m very heart :—a ghastliness, like that of death, settled upon his countenance,—and one deep and protracted groan ..."

2. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"... re-assumed whiskers, and their pallid cheeks, thus accoutred, exhibited a surprising compound of ghastliness and effeminacy.—The Balance, Hudson, NY, ..."

3. The Bookman (1910)
"Whenever we met each other's eyes we were startled by the ghastliness of our faces, a ghastliness due to the pale candlelight. ..."

4. The History of Early English Literature: Being the History of English Poetry by Stopford Augustus Brooke (1905)
"The only point to be made here is that these sea- wolves, as they are called, represent not only the ghastliness of the deadly fen, but the ghastliness of ..."

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