Certain sections of the battlefield,” he adds, “were littered with the ghastly remains of burnt-out tanks and incinerated crews.
Watching her drown her sorrows in hooch and then get beat up by Crazy Eyes in the showers was ghastly…but great television.
Last time I went there they were playing the most ghastly rhythmic pop.
To use one of Cowell's favorite digs from throughout the years, they were ghastly.
But how could I ever tell them about that ghastly scene with Papa Muammar?
To be able to do nothing without hurting someone—that was what was so ghastly.
The pain in the marshal's face became a ghastly thing to see.
He saw the ghastly stare die out of her eyes, and the twisted lips relax from their dreadful grin.
Her face was ghastly, save for the trace of rouge; her eyes were red-rimmed.
This horse was of a livid, cadaverous hue, denoting an agent of ghastly, terrible nature.
c.1300, gastlich, from gast (adj.), past participle of gasten "to frighten," from Old English gæstan "to torment, frighten" (see ghost) + -lich "-ly." Spelling with gh- developed 16c. from confusion with ghost. As an adverb, from 1580s. Related: Ghastliness.