Definition of ghoulish adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈɡuːlɪʃ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡuːlɪʃ//
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  1. 1typical of an evil spirit in stories that opens graves and eats the dead bodies in them ghoulish laughter
  2. 2(disapproving) too interested in unpleasant things such as death and disaster a ghoulish fascination with crime and punishment