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synonyms for ghostly

  • eerie
  • ghastly
  • scary
  • shadowy
  • spectral
  • supernatural
  • weird
  • apparitional
  • cadaverous
  • corpselike
  • deathlike
  • divine
  • eidolic
  • ghostlike
  • haunted
  • holy
  • illusory
  • insubstantial
  • pale
  • phantasmal
  • phantom
  • spiritual
  • uncanny
  • unearthly
  • vampiric
  • wan
  • wraithlike
  • wraithy

antonyms for ghostly

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  • normal
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How to use ghostly in a sentence

The off-register gambit, a favorite of Saybolt’s, renders the image ghostly while emphasizing its mechanical origins.
IN THE GALLERIES: EXPLORING HOW BODY LANGUAGE IS A VISUAL FORM OF COMMUNICATIONMARK JENKINSJUNE 11, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The protagonist is shown summoning a ghostly horse and fighting against mounted enemies.
ELDEN RING SHOWS OFF FIRST GAMEPLAY FOOTAGE, CONFIRMED FOR JAN. 2022KYLE ORLANDJUNE 10, 2021ARS TECHNICA
Differentiated mostly by their relative shininess, the two media juxtapose in silhouettes of ghostly beauty.
IN THE GALLERIES: WORKS OF ART EMERGE VIA WAKING UP WITH A WORD IN MINDMARK JENKINSMAY 21, 2021WASHINGTON POST
All the while, even after preservationists deemed it a landmark, Crummell remained a ghostly, decaying presence.
INSIDE THE HOUSING SHOWDOWN IN D.C.’S IVY CITY, WHERE KIDS HAVE NO PLACE TO PLAYPAUL SCHWARTZMANMAY 7, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Instead, I was treated to just the ghostly haze, which dampened sounds to create a meditative atmosphere.
THE HUDSON VALLEY’S OUTDOOR ART PARKS MAKE FOR AN ALLURING PANDEMIC DESTINATIONNEVIN MARTELLAPRIL 23, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Haunting photographs hung on the walls, a ghostly kind of self-portrait of his changing body.
SUCH A PRETTY FACEAUBREY GORDONFEBRUARY 26, 2021VOX
Now, imagine being in the same room as the ghostly foe and needing to lead them around in a circle, hoping they don’t catch up with you.
ARE YOU A ‘PHASMOPHOBIA’ PRO? HERE ARE SOME ALTERNATE RULES TO KEEP THE SCARES FRESH.ELISE FAVISJANUARY 11, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Neutrinos—ghostly particles with just a trace of mass—come along for the ride.
WE STILL DON’T REALLY KNOW WHAT’S INSIDE THE SUN—BUT THAT COULD CHANGE VERY SOONCHARLIE WOODNOVEMBER 30, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
A ghostly mate would be no very pleasant bridegroom for a young lady.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 60, NO. 372, OCTOBER 1846VARIOUS
These had a ghostly effect on Yung Pak, and made him cling closely to the side of his tutor.
OUR LITTLE KOREAN COUSINH. LEE M. PIKE
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WORDS RELATED TO GHOSTLY

  • anemic
  • ashen
  • cadaverous
  • chalky
  • colorless
  • ghostly
  • lifeless
  • pallid
  • pasty
  • sallow
  • sickly
  • wan
  • watery
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.