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Use 'ghastly' to express shock or strong disapproval of something visually or morally disturbing. SlideThe ghastly images from the war-torn area shocked everyone.
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Use 'ghastly' to intensify the description of a horrifying scene or event, beyond 'bad' or 'unpleasant'. SlideAfter the earthquake, survivors described the aftermath as ghastly.
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Sometimes 'ghastly' is used metaphorically to express a severe level of disapproval unrelated to physical sights. SlideHer betrayal felt ghastly, leaving a lingering sense of unease.