Definition of “ghastly” - English Dictionary

“ghastly” in British English

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ghastlyadjective

uk /ˈɡɑːst.li/ us /ˈɡæst.li/
ghastliness
noun [ U ] uk /ˈɡɑːst.li.nəs/ us /ˈɡæst.li.nəs/

(Definition of “ghastly” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“ghastly” in American English

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ghastlyadjective

us /ˈɡæst·li/

frightening and shocking:

It was a ghastly crime.

(Definition of “ghastly” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)