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ghostly

[gohst-lee] /ˈgoʊst li/
adjective, ghostlier, ghostliest.
1.
of, characteristic of, or resembling a ghost; phantasmal; spectral.
2.
Literary. spiritual.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English; Old English gāstlīc. See ghost, -ly
Related forms
ghostliness, noun
unghostly, adjective
Synonyms
1. wraithlike, phantom, ghostlike, unearthly.
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