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