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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
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antonyms for ghoulish

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

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
The voices of the women, softened to a ghoulish stealth, reached her with uncanny clearness.
WHAT WILL PEOPLE SAY?RUPERT HUGHES
I am constant alone—noticeably tensely constant—in my Wavering: and less constant in Wavering than in the ghoulish preference.
I, MARY MACLANEMARY MACLANE
He was easily recognizable in spite of his forbidding, ghoulish aspect, towering as he did several inches above his comrades.
BY RIGHT OF CONQUESTARTHUR HORNBLOW
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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
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