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ghoul

 (go͞ol)
n.
1. An evil spirit or demon in Muslim folklore believed to plunder graves and feed on corpses.
2. In popular folklore, an undead or subhuman being, especially one that eats human flesh.
3. A grave robber.
4. One who delights in the revolting, morbid, or loathsome.

[Arabic ġūl, from ġāla, to seize, snatch; see ġwl in Semitic roots.]

ghoul′ish adj.
ghoul′ish·ly adv.
ghoul′ish·ness n.
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ghoul

(ɡuːl)
n
1. a malevolent spirit or ghost
2. a person interested in morbid or disgusting things
3. a person who robs graves
4. (Non-European Myth & Legend) (in Muslim legend) an evil demon thought to eat human bodies, either stolen corpses or children
[C18: from Arabic ghūl, from ghāla he seized]
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ghoul

(gul)

n.
1. an evil demon, orig. of Eastern legend, believed to rob graves, prey on corpses, etc.
2. a grave robber.
3. a person who revels in what is revolting.
[1780–90; < Arabic ghūl]
ghoul′ish, adj.
ghoul′ish•ly, adv.
ghoul′ish•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ghoul - someone who takes bodies from graves and sells them for anatomical dissectionghoul - someone who takes bodies from graves and sells them for anatomical dissection
stealer, thief - a criminal who takes property belonging to someone else with the intention of keeping it or selling it
2.ghoul - an evil spirit or ghost
evil spirit - a spirit tending to cause harm
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ghoul

noun
A perversely bad, cruel, or wicked person:
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Translations
غول
Ghul
golgul
غول
ghouli
ghulghula
gholghoulghul

ghoul

[guːl] N (= malevolent spirit) → demonio m necrófago; (= person) → morboso/a m/f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

ghoul

[ˈguːl] n (= ghost) → vampire m
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ghoul

n (= evil spirit)Ghul m; (fig)Mensch mmit schaurigen Gelüsten
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Batman is going to face a lot of villains in his lifetime, but David Mazouz, the actor who plays the young Bruce Wayne in the FOX show "Gotham," believes that Ra's al Ghul (Alexander Siddig) will be his most formidable opponent yet.