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

So shocking and horrifying that you GASP!

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