ghastliness ghastliness  /ˈɡæst li nəs/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the quality of being ghastly

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  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.

News

  • #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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