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Definitions and Synonyms of ghastly | Another word for ghastly | What is ghastly?

Definition 1: shockingly repellent; inspiring horror - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where ghastly or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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 for ghastly in the sense of this definition

(ghastly is similar to ...) frightening because of an awareness of danger

Definition 2: gruesomely indicative of death or the dead - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where ghastly or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a charnel smell came from the chest filled with dead men's bones
  • ghastly shrieks
  • the sepulchral darkness of the catacombs

Synonyms for ghastly in the sense of this definition

(ghastly is similar to ...) unpleasant or disgusting especially to the senses

"offensive odors"

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