Ghastliness
Ghastliness Ghast"li*ness, n. The state of being ghastly; a deathlike look. [1913 Webster]

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  • ghastliness — ghastly ► ADJECTIVE (ghastlier, ghastliest) 1) causing great horror or fear. 2) deathly white or pallid. 3) informal very unpleasant. DERIVATIVES ghastliness noun. ORIGIN from obsolete gast terr …   English terms dictionary

  • ghastliness — noun see ghastly …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ghastliness — See ghastly. * * * …   Universalium

  • ghastliness — noun a) The state of being ghastly b) A ghastly thing …   Wiktionary

  • ghastliness — ghast·li·ness || gæstlɪnɪs / gɑːs n. dreadfulness, frightfulness; quality of being deathly pale …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ghastliness — ghast·li·ness …   English syllables

  • ghastliness — noun the quality of being ghastly • Syn: ↑grimness, ↑gruesomeness, ↑luridness • Derivationally related forms: ↑lurid (for: ↑luridness), ↑gruesome ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • ghastly — ghastliness, n. /gast lee, gahst /, adj., ghastlier, ghastliest, adv. adj. 1. shockingly frightful or dreadful; horrible: a ghastly murder. 2. resembling a ghost, esp. in being very pale: a ghastly look to his face. 3. terrible; very bad: a… …   Universalium

  • grimness — noun 1. something hard to endure the asperity of northern winters • Syn: ↑asperity, ↑hardship, ↑rigor, ↑rigour, ↑severity, ↑severeness, ↑rigorousness, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • gruesomeness — noun the quality of being ghastly • Syn: ↑ghastliness, ↑grimness, ↑luridness • Derivationally related forms: ↑lurid (for: ↑luridness), ↑gruesome, ↑grim …   Useful english dictionary

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