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Synonyms for ghastlyˈgæst li, ˈgɑst-

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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"

    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, ghastly, depressed, dingy, inexorable, dreary, queasy, drear, grisly, sick of(p), tired of(p)

    unalarming, inoffensive

  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"

    grim, gruesome, sick, funereal, grisly, macabre, charnel, sepulchral, ghastly

    unalarming, inoffensive


  1. ghastly(adverb)


  2. ghastly(adjective)

    Horrifyingly shocking.


  3. ghastly(adjective)

    Extremely bad.


Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. ghastly(a.)

    pale, wan, cadaverous, death-like

  2. ghastly(a.)

    dismal, hideous, grim, horrible, frightful, shocking

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

horrible, vile, awful, terrible, dastardly, horrific, heinous, appalling, horrendous

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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