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ghastly - Dictionary definition and meaning for word ghastly

(adj) shockingly repellent; inspiring horror
Synonyms : grim , grisly , gruesome , macabre , sick
Example Sentence
  • ghastly wounds
  • the grim aftermath of the bombing
  • the grim task of burying the victims
  • a grisly murder
  • gruesome evidence of human sacrifice
  • macabre tales of war and plague in the Middle ages
  • macabre tortures conceived by madmen

(adj) gruesomely indicative of death or the dead
Synonyms : charnel , sepulchral
Example Sentence
  • a charnel smell came from the chest filled with dead men's bones
  • ghastly shrieks
  • the sepulchral darkness of the catacombs

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for ghastly

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by nileshdive

ghastly sounds like ghost + ly; something like a ghost ........ very horrible ... and terrifying.
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by preetisoni2411

So shocking and horrifying that you GASP!
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by dshefman

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