Definition Of ghastly


causing great horror or fear; frightful or macabre.

she was overcome with horror at the ghastly spectacle

extremely unwell.

he always felt ghastly first thing in the morning

Example Of ghastly

  • A ghastly terrible obscene waste of human life.

  • After he left her go, her face turned a ghastly color - nearly white.

  • But as a film it takes us inside a country in ghastly strife and serves to remind us that the horrors outside what's presented in the film were a thousand times worse than what we see.

  • But the horror was just too ghastly to verbalize.

  • But they vowed: ‘We will not rest until the monster responsible for this ghastly crime is brought to justice and is behind bars.’

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