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ghoulish

[goo-lish] /ˈgu lɪʃ/
adjective
1.
strangely diabolical or cruel; monstrous:
a ghoulish and questionable sense of humor.
2.
showing fascination with death, disease, maiming, etc.; morbid:
ghoulish curiosity.
3.
of, pertaining to, or like a ghoul or ghouls.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; ghoul + -ish
Related forms
ghoulishly, adverb
ghoulishness, noun
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Word Origin and History for ghoulishness

ghoulish

adj.

1840, from ghoul + -ish. Related: Ghoulishly; ghoulishness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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