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From ghoul +‎ -ish.



ghoulish ‎(comparative more ghoulish, superlative most ghoulish)

  1. Of or pertaining to ghouls.
  2. Of or pertaining to corpses and graverobbing.
    • 1922H.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.
  3. Fascinated by corpses.


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