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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Ghastly \Ghast"ly\, a. [Compar. Ghastlier; superl. Ghastliest.] [OE. gastlich, gastli, fearful, causing fear, fr. gasten to terrify, AS. g[ae]stan. Cf. Aghast, Gast, Gaze, Ghostly.] 1. Like a ghost in appearance; deathlike; pale; pallid; dismal. [1913 Webster] Each turned his face with a ghastly pang. --Coleridge. [1913 Webster] His face was so ghastly that it could scarcely be recognized. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 2. Horrible; shocking; dreadful; hideous. [1913 Webster] Mangled with ghastly wounds through plate and mail. --Milton. [1913 Webster]