Ghastly



[gast-lee, gahst-] /ˈgæst li, ˈgɑst-/

adjective, ghastlier, ghastliest.
1.
shockingly frightful or dreadful; horrible:
a ghastly murder.
2.
resembling a ghost, especially in being very pale:
a ghastly look to his face.
3.
terrible; very bad:
a ghastly error.
adverb
4.
Also, ghastlily, ghastily. in a ghastly manner; horribly; terribly.
5.
with a deathlike quality.
/ˈɡɑːstlɪ/
adjective -lier, -liest
1.
(informal) very bad or unpleasant
2.
deathly pale; wan
3.
(informal) extremely unwell; ill: they felt ghastly after the party
4.
terrifying; horrible
adverb
5.
unhealthily; sickly: ghastly pale
6.
(archaic) in a horrible or hideous manner
adj.

c.1300, gastlich, from gast (adj.), past participle of gasten “to frighten,” from Old English gæstan “to torment, frighten” (see ghost) + -lich “-ly.” Spelling with gh- developed 16c. from confusion with ghost. As an adverb, from 1580s. Related: Ghastliness.

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