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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishghastlyghast‧ly /ˈɡɑːstli $ ˈɡæstli/ ●○○ adjective  1 BADvery bad or unpleasant syn horrible a ghastly little hotel The whole thing was a ghastly mistake. The weather was ghastly.see thesaurus at bad2 SHOCKmaking you very frightened, upset, or shocked a ghastly accident3 look/feel ghastlyghastliness noun [uncountable]
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ghastlyShe felt ghastly afterwards.It was ghastly, and a ghastly day for golf.But in the disclaimer his children need above all to be protected from the ghastly consequences of their own actions.Suddenly, Holmes rose from his chair and emitted a ghastly cry.He was scared stiff, thought a ghastly mistake had been made.a ghastly mistakeWell-meant though it was, the gesture was terrible, creating a ghastly parody of femininity.They keep showing ghastly pictures of the accident on TV.There was a ghastly self-fulfilling prophecy about such sessions.We have been through a ghastly situation, and I hope that some good can come of it.
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