Associations to the word «Ghastly»


GHASTLY, adjective. Like a ghost in appearance; deathlike; pale; pallid; dismal.
GHASTLY, adjective. Horrifyingly shocking.
GHASTLY, adjective. Extremely bad.
GHASTLY, adverb. In a ghastly manner.

Dictionary definition

GHASTLY, adjective. Shockingly repellent; inspiring horror; "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".
GHASTLY, adjective. Gruesomely indicative of death or the dead; "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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Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.