Ghastly - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈɡæstli|  American pronunciation of the word ghastly
Brit.  |ɡɑːs(t)li|  British pronunciation of the word ghastly


- shockingly repellent; inspiring horror(syn: grim, grisly, gruesome, macabre, sick)

ghastly wounds

- gruesomely indicative of death or the dead(syn: charnel, sepulchral)

ghastly shrieks


You're making a ghastly mistake.

His room was a ghastly mess.

Her face was ghastly pale.

The whole thing was a ghastly mistake.

The weather was ghastly.

...a ghastly sight that would fright even the most stouthearted soul...

...a ghastly sight that would affright any person...

Are you all right? You look ghastly!

What is that ghastly funk in here?

Word forms

comparative: ghastlier
superlative: ghastliest
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