Part of speech:
(Informal) Excessive; extreme:
The definition of ghastly is something repellent, horrible, frightful, ugly, macabre or sickly.
Worthy of respect or honor.
(Archaic) Capable of making one tremble; terrible.
Arousing fear, dread, or alarm:
Dire is defined as something that is urgent.
Terrible; greatly feared.
Of, relating to, or designed for attack:
Foreshadowing evil or disaster; ominous.
Highly unpleasant; disagreeable; very bad
Unpleasant to taste
(Now Rare) Frightened; timid
Unrelenting or uncompromising:
Distressing or offensive to the ear; horrible.
(Informal) Very bad, ugly, shocking, unpleasant, etc.
Causing revulsion; disgusting; repulsive; offensive; loathsome
Highly offensive to good taste, propriety, etc.; extremely revolting
Having the elements of tragedy; involving death, grief, or destruction:
Not pleasant; offensive; disagreeable
The definition of pleasant is someone or something that is agreeable, enjoyable or likable.
Admirable or very good; excellent or splendid:
The definition of atrocious is something evil, cruel or absolutely horrible.
The definition of painful is something that causes pain, that hurts or that is annoying.
That cannot be spoken
Giving pleasure; pleasant; agreeable; gratifying
Not adequate in quality or quantity; inferior:
Easily scared; very timid.
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