“He is ghastly, and there could be no consensus if he were to govern,” said one U.S. diplomat.
Watching her drown her sorrows in hooch and then get beat up by Crazy Eyes in the showers was ghastly…but great television.
A ghastly synthetic simulacrum of national unity, every leg in perfect alignment with the Overall Theme.
To use one of Cowell's favorite digs from throughout the years, they were ghastly.
And so those closest to the ghastly virus remain deaf to hashtags, and silent.
To be able to do nothing without hurting someone—that was what was so ghastly.
The morning of the twelfth of December rose on a ghastly sight.
He saw the ghastly stare die out of her eyes, and the twisted lips relax from their dreadful grin.
There was a light hiss like an inspiration and expiration of air, a ghastly sound.
This horse was of a livid, cadaverous hue, denoting an agent of ghastly, terrible nature.
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.