ghastly ghastly  /ˈɡæst li/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) shockingly repellent; inspiring horror
  2. (adj) gruesomely indicative of death or the dead

Usage(s):

  1. The ghastly jumble of bodies piled upon bodies discovered in Jonestown, Guyana, in 1978 may have provided a stark lesson in how not to do it.
  2. In short, the unusual spate of fatal attacks may have been a ghastly coincidence--but that doesn't mean they were entirely random.

News

  1. Zoic Creates VFX for Falling Skies

    Culver City, CA -- Culver City/Vancouver-based visual effects house Zoic Studios unleashes the ghastly creatures from TNT’s sci-fi series Falling Skies onto an unsuspecting contact lens model in the sneaky :30 teaser Clear Gaze out of Grey, NY as a promo for the June 9th Season 3 premiere.
    on June 8, 2013     Source: Animation World Network

  2. Ump John Hirschbeck Gets Drilled With Fastball, Crew Still Blows Call

    Umpiring comes with all sorts of occupational hazards, not the least being that a catcher might just whiff on a 93-mph fastball, allowing it to connect directly with one's bare hand. Home plate ump John Hirschbeck had to leave this afternoon's game in Philly after A.J. Ramos fired one right past Miguel Olivo's glove. The pitch was clearly several inches inside, but the ghastly impact was so loud ...
    on June 6, 2013     Source: Deadspin

Quotes

  1. "Our focus now is in bringing relief to the people who have suffered as a result of this ghastly tragedy," said Chidambaram. "There are still thousands of people who continue to suffer."
    on Jun 21, 2010 By: P Chidambaram Source: Sify

  2. "No," Burrell said, "not so ghastly and upsetting."
    on Jan 15, 2008 By: Paul Burrell Source: FOXNews

  3. In The Abolition of Man, CS Lewis described our current predicament well: "And all the time - such is the great tragi-comedy of our situation - we continue to clamour for those very qualities we are rendering impossible......In a sort of ghastly...
    on Jul 28, 2008 By: CS Lewis Source: Exile Street

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