ghast•lyPronunciation: (gast'lē, gäst'-), [key]
—adj., -li•er, -li•est,
shockingly frightful or dreadful; horrible: a ghastly murder.
resembling a ghost, esp. in being very pale: a ghastly look to his face.
terrible; very bad: a ghastly error.
in a ghastly manner; horribly; terribly.
with a deathlike quality.
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