Definition of ghoulish in English:


Line breaks: ghoul|ish
Pronunciation: /ˈguːlɪʃ


  • 2Morbidly interested in death or disaster: she told the story with ghoulish relish
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    • The plundering of body parts of radiation victims reached ghoulish proportions.
    • Whether you are tramping through muddy forests, mysterious tunnels or misty waters, the locations drip with ghoulish detail.
    • The story of what happens next has been told innumerable times, to the point of having become a ghoulish soap opera.



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  • Another details his assassination at Sarajevo in June 1914 including ghoulishly exhibiting the blood-stained shirt he was wearing at the time.
  • Yes, I am talking about Hallowe'en, which is creeping ghoulishly closer and which seems to get bigger and scarier each year.
  • Hank's father Buck is an unmitigated racist who ghoulishly collects newspaper clippings about Lawrence's execution.


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  • This cartoon will thrill older children with its ghoulishness, which is admirably extreme, but never excessive.
  • I'm not saying that we should not see these things, but are they now treated with a ghoulishness that belittles the losses that the images represent?
  • There is absolutely positively and unequivocally zero news value in this ghoulishness.

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