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ghastly

Pronunciation: /ˈgæstli; ˈgɑːstli/

Translation of ghastly in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1.1 (very bad, awful) [colloquial/familiar] [situation] espantoso, horrendo [colloquial/familiar] I can't stand that ghastly woman no soporto a esa mujer, es repugnante you look ghastly tienes muy mala cara 1.2 (horrible, hideous) [accident/tale/crime/wound] horrible, espantoso
    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.
    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.
    1.3 (deathly) [literary/literario] [pallor] cadavérico, mortal; [light] espectral [literary/literario]
    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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