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ghastly

ghast·ly

ghastly

pronunciation:
gaest li
part of speech: adjective
inflections: ghastlier, ghastliest
definition 1: inducing fear; terrifying.
synonyms:
awesome, awful, dreadful, fearful, frightful, grisly, gruesome, horrible, spectral, terrible, terrifying
similar words:
dread, gory, macabre, tremendous
definition 2: having a deathlike color or appearance; pale.
synonyms:
ashen, cadaverous, drawn, ghostly, pale, pallid, pasty, spectral, wan
antonyms:
healthy, ruddy
similar words:
haggard, white
definition 3: exceptionally bad; worthless.
a ghastly novel
synonyms:
awful, dreadful, horrible, terrible, worthless
antonyms:
excellent
similar words:
bad, horrid, inferior
derivation: ghastliness (n.)