Frightful and Ghastly


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Frightful adjective – Causing fear.
Usage example: a frightful sound emanated from somewhere deep within the forest

Ghastly is a synonym for frightful in terrible topic. In some cases you can use "Ghastly" instead an adjective "Frightful", when it comes to topics like horrible, good, fear, pale. popular alternative
Nearby Words: frightening, frightened, fright, frightfully, frighted
Synonyms for Frightful


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

Frightful is a synonym for ghastly in terrible topic. You can use "Frightful" instead an adjective "Ghastly", if it concerns topics such as horrible, good, fear, nasty. popular alternative
Synonyms for Ghastly

Things that words describes

appearance frightful appearance ghastly appearance
death frightful death ghastly death
face frightful face ghastly face
trauma frightful trauma ghastly trauma
Other nouns: curse.

Both words in one sentence

  • Battle in the Rain Popular culture focuses on what a ghastly thing it was for the Australian, British, and Canadian infantryman, but even one account from the other side describes the German experience in terms of "martyrdom" and the toll on the horses of both sides was simply frightful.
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