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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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ghostly

/ˈɡəʊstlɪ/
adjective -lier, -liest
1.
of or resembling a ghost; spectral: a ghostly face appeared at the window
2.
suggesting the presence of ghosts; eerie
3.
(archaic) of or relating to the soul or spirit
Derived Forms
ghostliness, noun
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Word Origin and History for un-ghostly

ghostly

adj.

Old English gastlic "spiritual, holy; clerical;" also "ghostly, spectral, pertaining to or characteristic of a ghost;" see ghost + -ly (1). Related: Ghostliness.

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