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Adjective
Causing severe fear or terror
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“Lovecraft's oeuvre is replete with ghastly monsters and terrifying perversions of nature.”
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Having an ugly or frightening appearance
“The air behind the orcs rippled, and the blur resolved into a hideous, misshapen creature, a ghastly combination of ape and wolf.”
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Related to, or suggestive of, ghosts, spirits, or the supernatural
“Hovering over it like a ghastly apparition is a demoniac figure playing the lute.”
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Very objectionable, bad or unpleasant
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“After a ghastly meal full of endangered animals and several threatening remarks from Santa, the cousins realize that the man in the red suit is not Santa at all.”
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Lamentably bad or poor in quality or standard
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“And for all of this ghastly workmanship, Weisel had overcharged Fred Tolliver by nine thousand dollars.”
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Causing distress, dread or alarm
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“We talked at dinner of theatrical matters to take our minds off the ghastly news that the country was on the verge of collapse.”
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Significant or extreme in degree or intensity
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“Carefully, I stood up and felt a ghastly pain radiating through my face and leg.”
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Harsh or inhospitable in nature, especially of an environment or conditions
“We braved the ghastly conditions to make it to the summit of the mountain.”
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Deserving censure or condemnation
“Nor did they have a clue who could have committed the ghastly crime.”
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Extremely pale, especially of a deathly white
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“His black hair was drawn up in thick spikes, and he had a sallow face which was a ghastly white.”
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Extremely ill or unwell
“She had sobered up but she felt ghastly.”
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Inflicting suffering onto others without conscience
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Very thin or bony in physique
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