Definition of Ghastly

1. Adjective. Shockingly repellent; inspiring horror. "Macabre tortures conceived by madmen"

Exact synonyms: Grim, Grisly, Gruesome, Macabre, Sick
Similar to: Alarming
Derivative terms: Ghastliness, Grimness, Gruesomeness



2. Adjective. Gruesomely indicative of death or the dead. "The sepulchral darkness of the catacombs"
Exact synonyms: Charnel, Sepulchral
Similar to: Offensive
Derivative terms: Ghastliness

Definition of Ghastly

1. a. Like a ghost in appearance; deathlike; pale; pallid; dismal.

2. adv. In a ghastly manner; hideously.

Definition of Ghastly

1. Adjective. Horrifyingly shocking. ¹

2. Adjective. Extremely bad. ¹

3. Adverb. In a ghastly manner. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ghastly

1. terrifying [adj -LIER, -LIEST]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ghastly

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

Literary usage of Ghastly

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1. The Complete Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott by Walter Scott (1900)
"Mingling soon with bursting sobs, Till they rest their ghastly gleam Loud the laugh of frenzy rose. Wild she cursed, and wild she prayed ; Seven long days ..."

2. Nature by Norman Lockyer (1877)
"As all the teeth have a blackish polish, due to the prevailing habit of betel-chewing, the mouth presents a somewhat ghastly appearance. ..."

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