ghastliness ghastliness  /ˈɡæst li nəs/


  • (n) the quality of being ghastly



  1. Of manslaughter, not murderA murder's infamy usually derives from the renown of the victim or the ghastliness of the crime.
  2. Beverly Hills has known more than a bit of architectural ghastliness in its day, but a new record may be in the process of being set.
  3. Still, as ambitious as the NATO plan may be, the rising body count from Kosovo's pre-spring offensives is a harsh reminder of the ghastliness of the alternative.


  • #FiveWordTechHorrors: Your IT nightmares, in brief

    Brevity is the soul of wit, as Ernest Hemingway once demonstrated when he wrote his six-word short story: "For sale: Baby shoes. Never worn." Now, the explosion of the #FiveWordTechHorrors hashtag on Twitter has shown you can sum up all the ghastliness and heartache of IT in phrases of one word less than Hemingway's example. Here's a collection of the most pithy, pointed, and perceptive ...
    on December 12, 2013     Source: InfoWorld

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