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synonyms for ghoulish

  • cruel
  • demonic
  • devilish
  • eerie
  • frightening
  • ghastly
  • grim
  • grisly
  • gruesome
  • horrible
  • macabre
  • morbid
  • spooky
  • diabolical
  • fiendish
  • monstrous
  • revolting
  • spine-chilling
  • terrifying

antonyms for ghoulish

MOST RELEVANT
  • angelic
  • cheerful
  • godlike
  • good
  • happy
  • moral
  • normal
  • pleasant
  • pleasing
  • pretty
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How to use ghoulish in a sentence

Back in Washington, the results are likely to bring their own ghoulish realities.
WHAT DEMOCRATS NEED TO LEARN FROM YOUNGKIN'S WIN IN VIRGINIAPHILIP ELLIOTTNOVEMBER 3, 2021TIME
Assam, the setting for his ghoulish death dance on the body of a Muslim, is where this construct of the Muslim as the unwanted, dangerous outsider has been honed and mainstreamed.
IS INDIA HEADED FOR AN ANTI-MUSLIM GENOCIDE?DEBASISH ROY CHOWDHURYOCTOBER 4, 2021TIME
So many of the disasters—and it’s hard to call them “natural disasters” anymore—are record-breaking and defying historic norms in ghoulish ways.
CLIMATE CHANGE HAS RUINED SUMMERLWHELANSEPTEMBER 1, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
Such was their appearance; mournful, ghoulish, yet human and warm in a repressed, frustrated way.
VALLEY OF THE CROENLEE TARBELL
So he had devised a ghoulish and crafty punishment, which, the more he pondered it, the more subtle and effective did it appear.
THE TERMS OF SURRENDERLOUIS TRACY
To French readers this scene may seem a ghoulish farce: English humour accepts it from Norwegian humour without demur.
THE ENGLISH STAGEAUGUSTIN FILON
Seen as I had seen it, it was a ghoulish-looking place—as weird as a Paris catacomb—but then daylight makes all the difference.
ANIMAL GHOSTSELLIOTT O'DONNELL
So once again the phantom rider had brought its grisly message—played its ghoulish rôle.
ANIMAL GHOSTSELLIOTT O'DONNELL
The lodge door was fastened with a rusty padlock, and the place looked ghoulish.
OVER THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS TO ALASKACHARLES WARREN STODDARD
They were all in high spirits, which might be in any one's case either ghoulish glee or innocence.
WHAT WILL PEOPLE SAY?RUPERT HUGHES
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO GHOULISH

  • awful
  • direful
  • disgusting
  • disturbing
  • dreadful
  • eerie
  • frightening
  • ghoulish
  • gruesome
  • hair-raising
  • horrible
  • itching
  • itchy
  • macabre
  • menacing
  • nightmarish
  • ominous
  • shuddersome
  • sinister
  • terrifying
  • threatening
  • unpleasant
  • weird
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.