What does ghastly mean?

Definitions for ghastly
ˈgæst li, ˈgɑst-ghast·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ghastly, grim, grisly, gruesome, macabre, sick(adj)

    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"

  2. charnel, ghastly, sepulchral(adj)

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. ghastly(Adverb)

    In a ghastly manner.

    He turned ghastly pale on hearing the news.

  2. ghastly(Adjective)

    Horrifyingly shocking.

  3. ghastly(Adjective)

    Extremely bad.

    The play was simply ghastly.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ghastly

    like a ghost in appearance; deathlike; pale; pallid; dismal

  2. Ghastly

    horrible; shocking; dreadful; hideous

  3. Ghastly(adverb)

    in a ghastly manner; hideously

  4. Origin: [OE. gastlich, gastli, fearful, causing fear, fr. gasten to terrify, AS. gstan. Cf. Aghast, Gast, Gaze, Ghostly.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ghastly in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ghastly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of 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. 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.

  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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