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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Hideous. Making you very frightened, upset, or shocked.

Usage examples (36)
  • If nobody said anything unless he knew what he was talking about, a ghastly hush would descend upon the earth.
  • ghastly wounds
  • The Yankees stumbled into the playoffs in ghastly fashion.
  • On stark forms upon the sward; green and red in ghastly heaps; for more
Tutoring comment
  • A "ghostly" (looking like a ghost) apparition looks "ghastly" (frightening) to the unexpecting viewer.
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