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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. Piers Morgan:

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

  2. Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia:

    A moment later I remembered that the young woman having spent five years in Germany, would naturally have learnt the language, but then I heard that when she was rescued from that canal in 1920, she spoke nothing but German – when she spoke at all- which was not often. I readily admit that a ghastly horror experienced in one’s youth can work havoc with one’s memory but I have never heard of any ghastly experience endowing anyone with a knowledge they had not had before it happened. My nieces knew no German at all. Mrs Anderson did not seem to understand a word of Russian or English, the two languages all the four sisters had spoken since babyhood. French came a little later, but German was never spoken in the family.

  3. Clive Staples Lewis:

    Just a hurried line...to tell a story which puts the contrast between *our* feast of the Nativity and all this ghastly Xmas racket at it's lowest. My brother heard a woman on a 'bus say, as the 'bus passed a church with a Crib outside it, Oh Lor' They bring religion into everything. Look- they're dragging it even into Christmas now

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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Translations for ghastly

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  • espantoso, horripilanteSpanish
  • kauhea, kauhistuttava, kaamea, kamalaFinnish
  • szörnyű, rettenetesHungarian
  • terribile, agghiacciante, spaventoso, terrificante, pessimoItalian
  • afgrijselijk, abominabel, verschrikkelijk, afschuwelijkDutch
  • medonho, horripilante, assustadorPortuguese
  • lamentabil, groaznic, oribilRomanian
  • ужа́сный, отврати́тельный, стра́шныйRussian

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