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Word of the Day 10/26/20 Ghoulish

I don't even know where my mind has been at the last 2 or 3 days. I forgot the word of the day for the 26th and today (27th)!

Ghoulish (adjective)
ghoulish [ goo-lish ]


adjective
1. strangely diabolical or cruel; monstrous: a ghoulish and questionable sense of humor.
2. showing fascination with death, disease, maiming, etc.; morbid: ghoulish curiosity.
3. of, relating to, or like a ghoul or ghouls.

OTHER WORDS FROM GHOULISH
ghoul·ish·ly, adverb
ghoul·ish·ness, noun

WORDS RELATED TO GHOULISH
devilish, eerie, macabre, spooky, cruel, demonic, grisly, ghastly, horrible, gruesome, frightening, grim, morbid, diabolical, fiendish, monstrous, revolting, terrifying, spine-chilling

See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com

Origin: First recorded in 1835–45; ghoul + -ish

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR GHOULISH
And in the summer months, when shootings soar, the city can be a ghoulish playground for those interested in the macabre.
CHICAGO’S REAL-LIFE 'NIGHTCRAWLER'|JUSTIN GLAWE|NOVEMBER 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST

Yesterday afternoon, the "NRA Women" Twitter account sent out a simple and yet ghoulish message to its followers.
9-YEAR OLD WITH AN UZI? AMERICA IS TOUGHER ON TOYS THAN GUNS|CLIFF SCHECTER|AUGUST 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST

Typical of most old cemeteries, eerie carved-stone Angels of Death and other ghoulish figures adorn many of the tombstones.
WELCOME TO THE MOST HAUNTED GRAVEYARD IN THE WORLD. SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED.|NINA STROCHLIC|OCTOBER 31, 2013|DAILY BEAST

They cast a ghoulish light on this roughly 8-by-10-foot room, where the family of eight struggles to survive.
SYRIAN REFUGEES IN LEBANON: BORDERING ON DISASTER|JAMIE DETTMER|NOVEMBER 11, 2012|DAILY BEAST

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