Synonyms for ghastly

Synonyms for (adj) ghastly

Synonyms: gruesome, grim, grisly, ghastly, sick, macabre

Definition: shockingly repellent; inspiring horror

Usage: ghastly wounds; the grim aftermath of the bombing; the grim task of burying the victims; a grisly murder; gruesome evidence of human sacrifice; macabre tales of war and plague in the Middle ages; macabre tortures conceived by madmen

Similar words: alarming

Definition: frightening because of an awareness of danger

Synonyms: charnel, sepulchral, ghastly

Definition: gruesomely indicative of death or the dead

Usage: a charnel smell came from the chest filled with dead men's bones; ghastly shrieks; the sepulchral darkness of the catacombs

Similar words: offensive

Definition: unpleasant or disgusting especially to the senses

Usage: offensive odors

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