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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ghast·ly /ˈgæstli/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ghast·ly a. [Compar. Ghastlier superl. Ghastliest.]
 1. Like a ghost in appearance; deathlike; pale; pallid; dismal.
    Each turned his face with a ghastly pang.   --Coleridge.
    His face was so ghastly that it could scarcely be recognized.   --Macaulay.
 2. Horrible; shocking; dreadful; hideous.
    Mangled with ghastly wounds through plate and mail.   --Milton.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ghast·ly, adv. In a ghastly manner; hideously.
    Staring full ghastly like a strangled man.   --Shak.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: shockingly repellent; inspiring horror; "ghastly wounds";
             "the grim aftermath of the bombing"; "the grim task of
             burying the victims"; "a grisly murder"; "gruesome
             evidence of human sacrifice"; "macabre tales of war
             and plague in the Middle ages"; "macabre tortures
             conceived by madmen" [syn: grim, grisly, gruesome,
      2: gruesomely indicative of death or the dead; "a charnel smell
         came from the chest filled with dead men's bones";
         "ghastly shrieks"; "the sepulchral darkness of the
         catacombs" [syn: charnel, sepulchral]
      [also: ghastliest, ghastlier]