Wraith vs Ghoul - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between wraith and ghoul

is that wraith is a ghost or specter, especially seen just after a person's death while ghoul is (mythology|folklore) a spirit said to feed on corpses.

wraith

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A ghost or specter, especially seen just after a person's death.
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    Synonyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    * wraithish * wraithful * wraithlike

    See also

    * (wikipedia "wraith")

    ghoul

    English

    Alternative forms

    * ghole

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (mythology, folklore) A spirit said to feed on corpses.
  • * 1927 — , Pickman's Model
  • The other chamber had shown a pack of ghouls and witches over-running the world of our forefathers, but this one brought the horror right into our own daily life!.
  • A graverobber
  • A person with an undue interest in death and corpses.
  • Derived terms

    * ghoulish

    Descendants

    * Portuguese: (l)

    Anagrams

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