Definición de ghastly en inglés:

ghastly

Saltos de línea: ghastly
Pronunciación: /ɡɑːs(t)li
 
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adjetivo (ghastlier, ghastliest)

1Causing great horror or fear: one of the most ghastly crimes ever committed
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • But when we looked up, the fires and smoke shifted from ghastly spectacle to specific human horror.
  • But the horror was just too ghastly to verbalize.
  • For others it was a slaughter of the innocents, a ghastly reminder of the horrors and insanity of war.
Sinónimos
terrible, frightful, horrible, grim, awful, dire; frightening, terrifying, horrifying, alarming; distressing, shocking, appalling, harrowing; dreadful, fearful, hideous, horrendous, monstrous, unspeakable, gruesome, tragic, calamitous, grievous, grislyserious, severe, grave, very bad, grievous, dreadful, terrible, awful, frightful, dire; unforgivable, inexcusable, indefensible, reprehensible, disgraceful, shameful
archaic or humorous parlous
2Extremely unwell: she had sobered up but she felt ghastly
Sinónimos
ill, unwell, washed out, peaky; sick, queasy, nauseous, nauseated, green about the gills; Britishoff, off colour, poorly
informal rough, lousy, rotten, terrible, awful, horrible, dreadful, crummy
British informal grotty, ropy
Scottish informal wabbit, peely-wally
Australian/New Zealand informal crook
vulgar slang crappy
dated queer, seedy
rare peaked, peakish
2.1Deathly white: a ghastly pallor
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  • Her right arm came up, and pushed a hidden button on her forehead, and the helmet disappeared, replaced by a ghastly pale white head with green hair falling down her shoulders.
  • There was no mistaking those ghastly eyes and pale white skin.
  • Her lips were shrivelled and pale, her skin a ghastly white.
Sinónimos
3 informal Very objectionable, bad, or unpleasant: the weather was ghastly
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  • With his ghastly haircut and appalling dress sense, and his strange mannerisms, he is, nevertheless a giant of a man.
  • She is confined to her bed with ghastly old-fashioned furniture and state-supermarket fare.
  • A ghastly terrible obscene waste of human life.
Sinónimos

Origen

Middle English: from obsolete gast 'terrify', from Old English gǣstan, of Germanic origin; related to ghost. The gh spelling is by association with ghost. The sense 'objectionable' dates from the mid 19th century.

Derivativos

ghastliness

sustantivo
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Behind her the shadow heightens this sense of foreboding, while the overall colour scheme of green and purple further increases the ghastliness of the image.
  • For once that epithet is justified and is more than a convenient journalistic label to ramp up the ghastliness of any given tragedy.
  • It was physically demanding but there was no repeat of the ghastliness of Wednesday.

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