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Synonyms for ghoul

a perversely bad, cruel, or wicked person

Synonyms for ghoul

someone who takes bodies from graves and sells them for anatomical dissection

an evil spirit or ghost

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Then a lifeline to the outside world arrives in the form of her erstwhile "Rear Window" and "To Catch a Thief" director, Alfred Hitchcock (Roger Ashton Griffiths, the first in a parade of ghoulishly overacted celebrity caricatures that also include Paz Vega as Maria Callas and Robert Lindsay as Aristotle Onassis).
A ghoulishly dressed Werts greets patrons, while Allen, usually in full costume, works the panel that controls the sound and movements of the displays.
Local worthies - somewhat ghoulishly perhaps, but attracting tourist cash in the East Midlands is a cut-throat business - think the presence of a royal stiff will bring visitors to the city.
Players will be thrilled by the constant action and our graphic and sound technology will make for a ghoulishly good time.'
Ghoulishly, dead bodies remain unburied on the streets as it has become too dangerous for mourners to retrieve them.
However, the administration ghoulishly favors doing exactly the opposite.
She treads a well-worn path, but most critics praised her meticulous period detail--particularly her ghoulishly fascinating description of Anne's beheading--and her ability to draw the reader into the academic process.
Her mother Kristen took a folder of ideas and fashioned a ghoulishly spectacular Halloween celebration at their Winona home.
The next stop was what the announcers ghoulishly call 'the final destination'.
Even the Daily Post itself received a letter, ghoulishly and falsely using a local undertaker's address, which questioned my qualifications and academic credentials.
If you produce alcoholic beverages, however, puns, drug slang, and ghoulishly percussive monkeys may land you in trouble.
For the US military it was the 2003 "Shock and Awe" invasion, but the Iraqi painter ambiguously calls the 25 tall, narrow panels of the time, showing frightened faces in tenement windows and the statue of Saddam Hussein ghoulishly crumpling, the 'Night of Fire'.
"Baby With the Bathwater" is "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" by way of David Lynch's "Eraserhead," a surreal, ghoulishly funny plunge into family abuse and dysfunction.
In Stravinsky's Rite of Spring, for example, "the crawling sextuplet figures in the winds and the ghoulishly bouncing string figures in the Introduction come from Debussy's Nocturnes."