Frightening and Ghastly


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Frightening adjective – Causing fear.
Usage example: a truly frightening movie

Ghastly is a synonym for frightening. In some cases you can use "Ghastly" instead an adjective "Frightening".
Nearby Words: frighten, frightful, frightened, fright
Synonyms for Frightening


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Ghastly adjective – Extremely disturbing or repellent.
Usage example: a ghastly murder that shocked even hard-bitten detectives

Frightening is a synonym for ghastly in horrifying topic. You can use "Frightening" instead the word "Ghastly" as an adjective or a noun.
Synonyms for Ghastly

Things that words describes

part frightening part ghastly part
image frightening image ghastly image
creature frightening creature ghastly creature
appearance frightening appearance ghastly appearance
Other nouns: amount, place, figure, monster, version, images.

Both words in one sentence

  • Obviously Evil However, most of the ghosts appear in a frightening form with Motion Blur, Ghostly Chill, and and sporting their ghastly, fatal wounds.
  • Memetic Molester In-universe example: In Ghastly's Ghastly Comic, there was a debate over whether it would be more frightening to be raped by Christopher Walken or John Malkovich, and how it might be possible to stop them.
  • It is on the inside, too, but the ghost that pursues you throughout the abandoned house is far more frightening in appearance than Slenderman; it's a ghastly, floating severed head with bloody, eyeless sockets and a horrific, wide open Glasgow Grin.
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