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Meaning of GHASTLY

Pronunciation:  gastlee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [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. [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"

GHASTLY is a 7 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: alarming, charnel, grim, grisly, gruesome, macabre, offensive, sepulchral



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ghast"ly\, a. [Compar. {Ghastlier}; superl.
    {Ghastliest}.] [OE. gastlich, gastli, fearful, causing fear,
    fr. gasten to terrify, AS. g[ae]stan. Cf. {Aghast}, {Gast},
    {Gaze}, {Ghostly}.]
    1. Like a ghost in appearance; deathlike; pale; pallid;
             Each turned his face with a ghastly pang.
             His face was so ghastly that it could scarcely be
             recognized.                           --Macaulay.
    2. Horrible; shocking; dreadful; hideous.
             Mangled with ghastly wounds through plate and mail.
  2. \Ghast"ly\, adv.
    In a ghastly manner; hideously.
          Staring full ghastly like a strangled man. --Shak.
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