Ghastly and Hideous


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

Hideous is a synonym for ghastly in dreadful topic. In some cases you can use "Hideous" instead an adjective "Ghastly", when it comes to topics like horrible, horrendous, horrific, horrifying. popular alternative
Synonyms for Ghastly


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Hideous adjective – Causing intense displeasure, disgust, or resentment.
Usage example: the hideous way in which she treated her maid after she discovered her ring was missing

Ghastly is a synonym for hideous in ugly topic. You can use "Ghastly" instead an adjective "Hideous", if it concerns topics such as horrific, disgusting, odious, repugnant. popular alternative
Nearby Words: hide, hideously
Synonyms for Hideous

Things that words describes

appearance ghastly appearance hideous appearance
clothes ghastly clothes hideous clothes
death ghastly death hideous death
wreck ghastly wreck hideous wreck
Other nouns: way, face, mess, voice, monster, crime, version, visage, grin, makeup, appearances, scars, crimes.

Both words in one sentence

  • Kindhearted Cat Lover Six, even as he donned that hideous coat, decided to make it marginally less ghastly with some cat shaped lapel pins.
  • Literature / The Kingdoms of Evil Thus, "Unspeakably ghastly to meet you" and "hideous morrow" are polite greetings.
  • Dramatic Thunder Used to accentuate a Not So Dire moment when Buffy and Willow appear to be looking out the window at a hideous monster in the storm, but they're actually looking in the mirror at their ghastly wedding dresses.
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