Synonyms of ghastly in English:
1 he is implicated in several ghastly stabbings
2 it's hard to escape the ghastly visitor centres
unpleasant, objectionable, offensive, disagreeable, distasteful, displeasing, unacceptable, off-putting, undesirable, obnoxious;
nasty, disgusting, awful, terrible, dreadful, frightful, foul, repulsive, repellent, repugnant, revolting, abhorrent, loathsome, hateful, odious, detestable, reprehensible, deplorable, appalling, insufferable, intolerable, despicable, contemptible, beyond the pale, vile, obscene, unsavoury, unpalatable, sickening, nauseating, nauseous, noxious
3 the patient feels ghastly on getting out of bed
British informalgrotty, ropy
Australian/New Zealand informalcrook
5 her face had a ghastly pallor
pale, white, pallid, pasty, pasty-faced, wan, colourless, anaemic, bloodless, washed out, peaky, peakish, ashen, ashen-faced, ashy, chalky, chalk-white, grey, whitish, white-faced, whey-faced, waxen, waxy, blanched, drained, pinched, green, sickly, sallow, as white as a sheet, as white as a ghost, deathly pale, cadaverous, corpse-like, ghostlike, spectral
informallike death warmed up
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