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synonyms for spectral

  • eerie
  • shadowy
  • apparitional
  • haunted
  • illusory
  • phantasmal
  • phantom
  • scary
  • spiritual
  • spooky
  • supernatural
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How to use spectral in a sentence

She is a leading expert in modeling potential habitable worlds and their detectable spectral fingerprint, which can be detected with the next generation of telescopes.
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The monsters—writhing spectral figures, literally faceless women—are nothing we haven’t seen before.
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In the story, London is split between people with homes and those who live on the street, and again divided between human beings and a spectral race of aliens that has claimed the Square Mile as its own.
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In particular, the visible light shows spectral signatures of shock waves, which result when high-speed gas from a supernova slams into gas around it.
A GARGANTUAN SUPERNOVA REMNANT LOOKS 40 TIMES AS BIG AS THE FULL MOONKEN CROSWELLMARCH 17, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
His brother Niles, also a psychiatrist, is, for a time, married to Maris, a spectral caricature who’s never seen on the show.
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What a spectral and exaggerated shape all things take in her scared and over-excited gaze!
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Even as I looked I saw the features of a human countenance—and yet not human either, so spectral was it, so unreal and strange.
UNCANNY TALESVARIOUS
Our fellows were being hard beset to hold on to what they had won; there, where the horizon stood out with spectral luminosity.
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Spectral shapes issue forth suddenly, and return as suddenly into the deep shade.
TOILERS OF THE SEAVICTOR HUGO
Mist floated upward from marsh and lake; and through it the spectral palms loomed, drooping fronds embroidered with dew.
IN SEARCH OF THE UNKNOWNROBERT W. CHAMBERS
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WORDS RELATED TO SPECTRAL

  • ashen
  • bag of bones
  • blanched
  • bloodless
  • consumptive
  • dead
  • deathlike
  • deathly
  • emaciated
  • exsanguinous
  • gaunt
  • ghastly
  • ghostly
  • haggard
  • pallid
  • peaked
  • peaky
  • sallow
  • shadowy
  • sick
  • skeletal
  • skeletonlike
  • skin and bones
  • spectral
  • thin
  • wan
  • wasted
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.