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Synonyms for ghastly
ˈgæst li, ˈgɑst-ghast·ly

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Wiktionary

  1. ghastlyadjective

    Synonyms:
    lurid

  2. ghastlyadjective

    Horrifyingly shocking.

    He turned ghastly pale on hearing the news.

    Synonyms:
    lurid

  3. ghastlyadjective

    Extremely bad.

    The play was simply ghastly.

    Synonyms:
    lurid

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. ghastly

    Synonyms:
    deathlike, wan, grim, cadaverous, spectral, pallid, hideous, shocking

    Antonyms:
    blooming, fresh, comely, seemly, buxom, ruddy

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ghastly, grim, grisly, gruesome, macabre, sickadjective

    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"

    Synonyms:
    down(p), dispirited, downcast, nauseous, wan, disgusted, pale, forbidding, dismal, dark, charnel, sick, demented, disconsolate, sepulchral, black, gloomy, low, unbalanced, pallid, unrelenting, down in the mouth, stern, blue, disturbed, brainsick, unappeasable, gruesome, macabre, downhearted, grim, sickish, ill, nauseated, mordant, sick(p), unhinged, dour, fed up(p), mad, low-spirited, relentless, unforgiving, sorry, crazy, drab, depressed, dingy, inexorable, dreary, queasy, drear, grisly, sick of(p), tired of(p)

    Antonyms:
    unalarming, inoffensive

  2. charnel, ghastly, sepulchraladjective

    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"

    Synonyms:
    grim, gruesome, sick, funereal, grisly, macabre, charnel, sepulchral

    Antonyms:
    unalarming, inoffensive

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. ghastlyadjective

    Synonyms:
    pale, wan, cadaverous, death-like

  2. ghastlyadjective

    Synonyms:
    dismal, hideous, grim, horrible, frightful, shocking

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. ghastlyadjective

    Synonyms:
    cadaverous, ghostly, pallid, pale, horrible, shocking, repulsive

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How to use ghastly in a sentence?

  1. Emma Thompson:

    The first time I was nominated, I didn't know anything about the Oscars. That was almost 15 years ago. I just did Oscar week and enjoyed it very much because I was with my mum. Even so, each time it's happened I've come down with some ghastly infection. It is overwhelming for people. It has nothing to do really at all with your performance. It comes down to if you get an Oscar for your film, then the revenue for your film goes up. They mean a great deal. I can't deny it.

  2. Prime Minister David Cameron:

    It's desperate stuff from an organization that really does do the most utterly despicable and ghastly acts, and people can see that again today, this is an organization that's losing territory, it's losing ground ... Britain will never be cowed by this sort of terrorism, our values are so much stronger than theirs. It may take a very long time but they will be defeated.

  3. Piers Morgan:

    Theres nothing sleazy about it, or nasty, or even remotely problematic to quote the ghastly buzzword of modern-day political correctness.

  4. Andrew Gimson:

    He's not an old-style 'Euroskeptic' who takes his own tea bag with him when he gets on the channel ferry to go to some place full of ghastly foreigners, he's very good at putting the moderate case and speaking of having a relationship with Europe -- he just doesn't want Europe to be telling us what to do.

  5. Bryan Holcombe:

    Sutherland Springs’s just not a problem to us, we know exactly where the family is, and Sutherland Springs’s not going to be long until we ’ll both be there, he said. And we’re really sort of looking forward to Sutherland Springs. Crystal Holcombes were upbeat and full of good humor during a telephone interview, and they are not an exception in this deeply evangelical part of Texas. What is so striking about relatives and friends of the 26 victims of the church shooting in Sutherland Springs is that they all believe good will come from this act of evil and that their loved ones are now safe for eternity, and breathing again, with God. Psychologists say such deep faith can help families deal with such a ghastly event. Even so, they warn that leaning too heavily on one’s religious beliefs can stunt the natural grieving period and result in post-traumatic stress later.


Translations for ghastly

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  • horripilante, espantosoSpanish
  • kauhea, kauhistuttava, kaamea, kamalaFinnish
  • rettenetes, szörnyűHungarian
  • pessimo, terrificante, spaventoso, terribile, agghiaccianteItalian
  • afgrijselijk, afschuwelijk, verschrikkelijk, abominabelDutch
  • horripilante, medonho, assustadorPortuguese
  • groaznic, oribil, lamentabilRomanian
  • ужа́сный, отврати́тельный, стра́шныйRussian

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