Definitions

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  • adj. Seemingly invisible; as a ghost, similar to a ghost.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Like a ghost; ghastly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Like a ghost or specter; deathlike.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. resembling or characteristic of a phantom

Etymologies

ghost +‎ -like (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Last week, North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency dismissed him as a "ghostlike" presence "never recognized" by Pyongyang.

    daytondailynews.com - News

  • Of course, the existence of these ghostlike entities entirely depends on character perspective, and the story does tend to go on and on for a while.

    Sparklers : Bev Vincent

  • In September, for example, an experiment there reported ghostlike particles known as neutrinos apparently traveling a tiny bit faster than light, an apparent breach of the cosmic speed limit set down by Albert Einstein.

    Physicists Close In on a Universal Puzzle

  • Scenes in the film show pristine cherry blossoms, wrecked cemeteries and ghostlike policemen searching for corpses.

    Three Ways of Looking at a Disaster

  • The ghostlike clouds added to the creepy atmosphere.

    Mercy Kill

  • A contrasting highlight will be a magical painting from 1963 by French Pop master Martial Raysse depicting a ghostlike portrait of a woman, with a pink face and a powder puff over one eye, emerging from a psychedelic green-and-blue background estimate: £350,000-£450,000.

    A Frenzy of Contemporary Art

  • He knows that he too will become ghostlike unless he finds his own home.

    Deconstructing Obama

  • A second and a third canoe came around the bend from below, glided ghostlike to the crossing of the runaways, and vanished in the mangroves.

    Chapter 22

  • Till the bergs, before his finger, fall back ghostlike, and are gone!

    The Voyage of Magellan

  • At a presentation in Switzerland, scientists said Friday they had recorded ghostlike particles, known as neutrinos, traveling a tiny bit faster than light—an apparent breach of the cosmic speed limit set down by Albert Einstein more than a century ago.

    Speedy Particles Put Einstein to the Test

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