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ghastly

adjective uk   /ˈɡɑːst.li/  us   /ˈɡæst-/
informal unpleasant and shocking: Today's newspaper gives all the ghastly details of the murder. informal extremely bad: What ghastly weather! It was all a ghastly mistake. I thought her outfit was ghastly. literary If someone looks ghastly, they look very ill or very shocked, especially with a very pale face: You look ghastly - are you okay?
ghastliness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
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