ghoul + -ish
ghoulish (comparative more ghoulish, superlative most ghoulish)
- Of or pertaining to ghouls.
- Of or pertaining to corpses and graverobbing.
- 1922 — H.P. Lovecraft, Herbert West: Reanimator
- We had that afternoon dug a grave in the cellar, and would have to fill it by dawn -- for although we had fixed a lock on the house, we wished to shun even the remotest risk of a ghoulish discovery.
- Fascinated with corpses.
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