Synonyms of ghastly in English:

ghastly


See definition of ghastly

adjective

1‘he is implicated in several ghastly stabbings’

SYNONYMS

terrible, frightful, horrible, grim, awful, dire

frightening, terrifying, horrifying, alarming

distressing, shocking, appalling, harrowing

dreadful, fearful, hideous, horrendous, monstrous, unspeakable, gruesome, tragic, calamitous, grievous, grisly

ANTONYMS

pleasant

2‘it's hard to escape the ghastly visitor centres’

SYNONYMS

unpleasant, objectionable, offensive, disagreeable, distasteful, displeasing, unacceptable, off-putting, undesirable, obnoxious

nasty, disgusting, awful, terrible, dreadful, frightful, foul, repulsive, repellent, repugnant, revolting, abhorrent, loathsome, hateful, odious, detestable, reprehensible, deplorable, appalling, insufferable, intolerable, despicable, contemptible, beyond the pale, vile, obscene, unsavoury, unpalatable, sickening, nauseating, nauseous, noxious

informal horrible, horrid, sick-making

British informal beastly

archaic disgustful, loathly

rare exceptionable, rebarbative

ANTONYMS

charming

3‘the patient feels ghastly on getting out of bed’

SYNONYMS

ill, unwell, washed out, peaky

sick, queasy, nauseous, nauseated, green about the gills

British off, off colour, poorly

informal rough, lousy, rotten, terrible, awful, horrible, dreadful, crummy

British informal grotty, ropy

Scottish informal wabbit, peely-wally

NZ Australian informal crook

vulgar slang crappy

dated queer, seedy

rare peaked, peakish

ANTONYMS

fine

4‘a ghastly mistake’

SYNONYMS

serious, severe, grave, very bad, grievous, dreadful, terrible, awful, frightful, dire

unforgivable, inexcusable, indefensible, reprehensible, disgraceful, shameful

humorous, archaic parlous

ANTONYMS

trivial, excusable

5‘her face had a ghastly pallor’

SYNONYMS

pale, white, pallid, pasty, pasty-faced, wan, colourless, anaemic, bloodless, washed out, peaky, peakish, ashen, ashen-faced, ashy, chalky, chalk-white, grey, whitish, white-faced, whey-faced, waxen, waxy, blanched, drained, pinched, green, sickly, sallow, as white as a sheet, as white as a ghost, deathly pale, cadaverous, corpse-like, ghostlike, spectral

informal like death warmed up

Scottish informal peely-wally

rare livid, etiolated, lymphatic

ANTONYMS

healthy