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Adjective: ghastly (ghastlier,ghastliest)  gãst-lee
  1. Shockingly repellent; inspiring horror
    "ghastly wounds";
    - grim, grisly, gruesome, macabre, sick
  2. Gruesomely indicative of death or the dead
    "ghastly shrieks";
    - charnel, sepulchral

Derived forms: ghastlier, ghastliest

See also: alarming, offensive

Encyclopedia: Ghastly