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Definition of Ghastly

Ghastly

  1. Like a ghost in appearance; deathlike; pale; pallid; dismal.
  2. Horrible; shocking; dreadful; hideous.
  3. In a ghastly manner; hideously.

Ghastly Quotations

I'm not a stereotypically beautiful woman, and I'm so happy that I'm not. I've seen those ladies - the need to be attractive at all times is ghastly. Also, in your twenties, if you are beautiful, everything comes to you, so you never need to develop a personality. I never had that problem.
Miranda Hart

It's so important to keep a marriage alive with small treats and doing little things for each other. Just remembering to say nice things and to have listening time is vital. That ghastly phrase 'quality time' means taking three minutes to sit down and be still with someone rather than yelling over your shoulder as you rush out.
Joanna Lumley

There is a soak-the-rich attitude in the air, a feeling that if you have a lot of money you must have got it by some ghastly means. I can quite happily say there was never any family money. All the money we got was mine, just from writing books.
Terry Pratchett

Who knows better than artists how much ugliness there is on the way to beauty, how many ghastly, mortifying missteps, how many days of granitic blockheadedness and dismaying ineptitude there is on the way to accomplishment, how partial all accomplishment is, how incomplete?
Tony Kushner

Decay is quiet but ghastly, explosion is dramatic and dreadful. There's not much to choose between the two of them in reality, and most of our lives have sufficient of both.
Anne Roiphe
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Ghastly Translations

ghastly in Afrikaans is onaangenaam
ghastly in Dutch is afgrijselijk
ghastly in French is horrible, repoussant, abominable
ghastly in Italian is abominevole
ghastly in Norwegian is grufull, uhyggelig, likblek
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