Synonyms of ghastly in English:

ghastly


See definition of ghastly

adjective

1‘he is implicated in several ghastly stabbings’

SYNONYMS
terrible, frightful, horrible, grim, awful, dire
frightening, terrifying, horrifying, alarming
distressing, shocking, appalling, harrowing
dreadful, fearful, hideous, horrendous, monstrous, unspeakable, gruesome, tragic, calamitous, grievous, grisly
ANTONYMS

pleasant

2‘it's hard to escape the ghastly visitor centres’

SYNONYMS
unpleasant, objectionable, offensive, disagreeable, distasteful, displeasing, unacceptable, off-putting, undesirable, obnoxious
nasty, disgusting, awful, terrible, dreadful, frightful, foul, repulsive, repellent, repugnant, revolting, abhorrent, loathsome, hateful, odious, detestable, reprehensible, deplorable, appalling, insufferable, intolerable, despicable, contemptible, beyond the pale, vile, obscene, unsavoury, unpalatable, sickening, nauseating, nauseous, noxious
informal horrible, horrid, sick-making
British informal beastly
archaic disgustful, loathly
rare exceptionable, rebarbative
ANTONYMS

charming

3‘the patient feels ghastly on getting out of bed’

SYNONYMS
ill, unwell, washed out, peaky
sick, queasy, nauseous, nauseated, green about the gills
British off, off colour, poorly
informal rough, lousy, rotten, terrible, awful, horrible, dreadful, crummy
British informal grotty, ropy
Scottish informal wabbit, peely-wally
Australian, New Zealand informal crook
vulgar slang crappy
dated queer, seedy
rare peaked, peakish
ANTONYMS

fine

4‘a ghastly mistake’

SYNONYMS
serious, severe, grave, very bad, grievous, dreadful, terrible, awful, frightful, dire
unforgivable, inexcusable, indefensible, reprehensible, disgraceful, shameful
archaic, humorous parlous
ANTONYMS

trivial, excusable

5‘her face had a ghastly pallor’

SYNONYMS
pale, white, pallid, pasty, pasty-faced, wan, colourless, anaemic, bloodless, washed out, peaky, peakish, ashen, ashen-faced, ashy, chalky, chalk white, grey, whitish, white-faced, whey-faced, waxen, waxy, blanched, drained, pinched, green, sickly, sallow, as white as a sheet, as white as a ghost, deathly pale, cadaverous, corpse-like, ghostlike, spectral
informal like death warmed up
Scottish informal peely-wally
rare livid, etiolated, lymphatic
ANTONYMS

healthy