Meaning of ghastly

ghast•ly

Pronunciation: (gast'lē, gäst'-), [key]
— adj., adv. -li•er, -li•est,
—adj.
  1. shockingly frightful or dreadful; horrible: a ghastly murder.
  2. resembling a ghost, esp. in being very pale: a ghastly look to his face.
  3. terrible; very bad: a ghastly error.
—adv.
  1. in a ghastly manner; horribly; terribly.
  2. with a deathlike quality.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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