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ghostly

  
1       adj   Something that is ghostly seems unreal or unnatural and may be frightening because of this.  
usu ADJ n  
The moon shone, shedding a ghostly light on the fields., ...Sonia's ghostly laughter.     
2       adj   A ghostly presence is the ghost or spirit of a dead person.  
ADJ n  
...the ghostly presences which haunt these islands...     
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ghostly

  
  
eerie, ghostlike, illusory, insubstantial, phantasmal, phantom, spectral, spooky     (informal)   supernatural, uncanny, unearthly, weird, wraithlike  

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ghost, ghastly, ghoul, ghost town

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