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American English: /ˈɡæs(t)li/
British English: /ˈɡɑːs(t)li/

Translation of ghastly in Spanish:


  • 1 (very bad, awful) [colloquial] (situation)
    horrendo [colloquial]
    I can't stand that ghastly woman
    no soporto a esa mujer, es repugnante
    you look ghastly
    tienes muy mala cara
    Example sentences
    • 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.
  • 2 (horrible, hideous)
    Example sentences
    • 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.
  • 3 (deathly) [literary]
    espectral [literary]
    Example sentences
    • 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.
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