Definitions

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  • adj. Not ghostly; not befitting a ghost.

Etymologies

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un- +‎ ghostly

Examples

  • No sooner did I get within spitting distance than I started to feel weird—decidedly unghostly.

    Masked

  • They did, however, shout with laughter when a second ghost, the assistant to the first tripped out from behind another tree with a little chirp that was distinctly unghostly.

    The Meadow-Brook Girls Under Canvas

  • It is the intrusion into our matter-of-fact lives of the uncanny element, which the novice so grossly misuses in his tales of premonitory dreams and visions, and of most unghostly ghosts.

    Short Story Writing A Practical Treatise on the Art of The Short Story

  • This boy of the unghostly cylinders and tangible magnetos had never seen a haunted house.

    Free Air

  • My voice, which I take it had nothing ghostly in it, and still more the levelled pistol, which of all implements is the most unghostly, dispelled his dread.

    The Suitors of Yvonne: being a portion of the memoirs of the Sieur Gaston de Luynes

  • It was the most unghostly thing in the world, with its lavender border and its faint scent.

    The Circular Staircase

  • Pretty soon my mind began to wander off on other things, decidedly unghostly and material things, such as my wife's shopping and how on earth I was going to cure her of her alarming tendency to take every new fad that came along and work it to death.

    Humorous Ghost Stories

  • Gertrude denied having asked him to help her in any way, declaring she should have thought it useless trouble; however, she said it was a very fortunate chance, and went off to prepare her Dame's toilette in the most unghostly high spirits.

    A Christmas Cake in Four Quarters

  • We went to bed feeling quite happy, saying we had never been in such an unghostly house before.

    The Alleged Haunting of B—— House

  • It was such a relief to hear something unghostly, that she sprang to the door; but as she undid it, all her scruples seized her, and she tried to hold it, saying, 'Don't come in!

    Dynevor Terrace: or, the clue of life — Volume 1

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