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synonyms for ghastliness

  • atrocity
  • awfulness
  • dreadfulness
  • frightfulness
  • gruesomeness
  • horridness
  • monstrosity
  • rankness
  • repulsiveness
  • egregiousness
  • flagrance
  • flagrancy
  • flagrantness
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How to use ghastliness in a sentence

When the ship's discoverers boarded her, their eyes were greeted by a sight whose ghastliness filled them with a numbing horror.
ASTOUNDING STORIES OF SUPER-SCIENCE, NOVEMBER, 1930VARIOUS
Every mark had it, and had it increasingly—this indistinct fiery tinge that painted a new touch of ghastliness into the picture.
THE WENDIGOALGERNON BLACKWOOD
Cossiers seemed to revel in the ghastliness of the scene, but the workmanship was certainly of a very high order.
VANISHED TOWERS AND CHIMES OF FLANDERSGEORGE WHARTON EDWARDS
The ghastliness of this thought, brought home so utterly, made him writhe, and grasp the railings as if he would have bent them.
SAINT'S PROGRESSJOHN GALSWORTHY
Serena's face was pale to ghastliness; her form shook perceptibly, her eyes scintillated.
HER DARK INHERITANCEMRS. E. BURKE COLLINS
His complexion was pale almost to ghastliness, and in his deep-set, sunken eyes there was more than a suggestion of recklessness.
THE GOLDEN WEBANTHONY PARTRIDGE
The dead were so pitiable that one quite forgot their ghastliness; but it was a gruesome job searching their pockets.
LETTERS FROM MESOPOTAMIAROBERT PALMER
As he said this he looked at his companion, and noticed for the first time the ghastliness of her countenance.
VICTOR'S TRIUMPHMRS. E. D. E. N. SOUTHWORTH
He felt that his smile was ghastly; but, as she seemed not to perceive it, he drew the conclusion that the ghastliness was within.
THE STREET CALLED STRAIGHTBASIL KING
It is when the wounded are gathered from the field, and the results of the battle are seen in all their ghastliness.
FROM ALDERSHOT TO PRETORIAW. E. SELLERS
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WORDS RELATED TO GHASTLINESS

  • atrocity
  • awfulness
  • dreadfulness
  • egregiousness
  • flagrance
  • flagrancy
  • flagrantness
  • frightfulness
  • ghastliness
  • gruesomeness
  • horridness
  • monstrosity
  • rankness
  • repulsiveness
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.