2017年12月17日 星期日

cadaver, cadaveric, touchy, ghastly, aghastly, battered, lurid, sensationalism,corpse

"It was just terrifying," one passenger said. "Just the amount of people that were coming in at the same time with vomiting and diarrhea and just looked ghastly."

J.G. Ballard—author of "Crash", "Empire of the Sun" and "High-Rise"—died on April 19th 2009. "Ballardian" has come to denote "dystopian modernity, bleak man-made landscapes, and the psychological effects of technological, societal, and environmental development"

Lytton Strachey: I tend to be impulsive in these matters like the time I asked Virginia Woolf to marry me.
Dora Carrington: She turned you down?
Lytton Strachey: No, she accepted. It was ghastly.

Can we expect Islam to undergo its own version of the Reformation, or to produce its own Martin Luther? The ghastly events in France make the question even more pressing http://econ.st/14p9HhI

Book Review: Sons of the Republic
Full story: http://is.gd/CFYDsw
JW Henley’s debut crime novel offers a ghastly but realistic glimpse into the underbelly of cross-strait relations

In the early 19th century medical schools paid bodysnatchers good money to rob graves. William Burke and William Hare, two British villains, went one step further and murdered 16 people to sell their corpses. Burke was hanged in 1829 and his body was dissected. The demand for fresh cadavers has only increased since then http://econ.st/1keY9Aw
British tabloids feed Britain's appetite for sensationalism.

The Weird Link Between Cadavers and Careers
Illustrating the strange socializing power of our occupations, a new study by professor Michel Anteby and colleagues finds a strong association between jobs and corpse donations.

From PC World
Dante's Inferno Ships, but is it a God of War Clone?: Electronic Arts' hack-and-slash Dante's Inferno based on Italian poet Dante Alighieri's "The Divine Comedy" ships today. Is it just a lurid facsimile of Sony's God of War franchise? (Matt Peckham

A French government holding company carried out on Thursday a 10.5 billion euro ($13.6 billion) capital injection for the country's six largest banks, aimed at assuring financial stability and supporting lending to the battered economy.

Go to Article from The Associated Press via The New York Times»

massive floating generators to give Japan its power - and food
Times Online - UK
Battered by soaring energy costs and aghast at dwindling fish stocks, Japanese scientists think they have found the answer: filling the seas with giant ...

China cancels EU-China summit over Dalai Lama visit 

Beijing has postponed next Monday's EU-China summit, angered over a visit to Europe by the Dalai Lama. EU diplomats earlier cited a row over French President Nicolas Sarkozy's plan to meet with the Tibetan spiritual leader at a ceremony with Nobel Peace Prize winners in Poland next month. China is very touchy about Western leaders meeting with the Dalai Lama, claiming he is seeking support for Tibetan independence. German Chancellor Angela Merkel upset China late last year by meeting with the Dalai Lama in Berlin despite protests from Beijing.

Pursuing a Deadly Opportunity

http://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/5818.htmlCadavers are a necessity for medical students and researchers, but the business of supplying this market is a touchy moral and ethical issue. Harvard Business School professor Michel Anteby explores strategies used by both academic and entrepreneurial organizations that deal in the dead.

1 easily offended or upset:
You have to be careful what you say to Kevin - he's rather touchy.
She's very touchy about the fact that her husband has been married before.

2 needing to be dealt with carefully:
This is a touchy subject/issue/point, so we'd better avoid it.

And a cadaver known as the "Screaming Mummy" could be that of the son himself, possibly forced to commit suicide after the plot, they added.


[名](解剖用の)死体. ⇒CORPSE




  • (UK) IPA(key)/kadəˈvɛɹɪk//kəˈdavəɹɪk/


cadaveric (comparative more cadavericsuperlative most cadaveric)
  1. Pertaining to a corpse [quotations ▼]
  2. Caused by coming into contact with a dead body, a cadaver [quotations ▼]

...醫師張鉦隆,怒飆「五字經」痛罵:「衛福部做正事沒半步,叫你整合病床、協助轉院」都沒做好,「搞正名這檔事就昨天有人呼籲今天馬上正好名」,「屍皮叫做cadaveric skin,看不懂英文,不會叫陳彥伯教你啊」!網友譏諷:「原來衛福部長官喜歡賈永婕……」更批:「衛福部就是爛啊!外行指導內行!只會弄這種枝微末節的小事」。

Clinical Experience Using Cadaveric Skin for Wound Closure


Taiwan's skin banking program was initially set up to provide a ready source ofcadaveric skin for patients with severe burns. However, human cadaveric skin ...


A dead body, especially one intended for dissection.
[Middle English, from Latin cadāver, from cadere, to fall, die.]
cadaveric ca·dav'er·ic (-ər-ĭkadj.


━━ n. (解剖用の)死体; 死骸.
 ca・dav・er・ic ━━ a.
 ca・dav・er・ous ━━ a. 死体の; 死人のような, 青ざめた.

batter (HIT)
verb [T; I + adverb or preposition]
to hit and behave violently towards a person, especially a woman or child, repeatedly over a long period of time, or to hit something with force many times:
He was battered to death with a rifle-butt.
He was battering (at/on) the door with his fists and howling.
The waves battered against the rocks at the bottom of the cliff.
The burglars had battered down the door of the house (= hit it so hard that it broke and fell down).
See also batter at bat (STICK).

battered adjective
1 hurt by being repeatedly hit:
She set up a sanctuary for battered wives.

2 damaged, especially by being used a lot:
battered furniture/toys

noun [C or U]
an act of hitting someone:
baby/wife battering
FIGURATIVE Once again, our team had taken a battering (= had been defeated heavily).

noun [U]
assault and battery

aghast Show phonetics
adjective [after verb]
suddenly filled with strong feelings of shock and anxiety:

Struck by shock, terror, or amazement.

[Middle English agast, past participle of agasten, to frighten : a-, intensive pref. (from Old English ā-) + gasten, to frighten (from Old English gǣstan , from gāst, ghost).]

He looked at her aghast. 

ghast·ly (găst') pronunciation
adj., -li·er, -li·est.
  1. Inspiring shock, revulsion, or horror by or as if by suggesting death; terrifying: a ghastly murder.
  2. Suggestive of or resembling ghosts.
  3. Extremely unpleasant or bad: "in the most abominable passage of his ghastly little book" (Conor Cruise O'Brien).
  4. Very serious or great: a ghastly error.
[Alteration (influenced by GHOST) of Middle English gastli, from gasten, to terrify. See aghast.]
ghastliness ghast'li·ness n.
ghastly ghast'ly adv.

SYNONYMS ghastly, grim, gruesome, grisly, macabre, lurid. These adjectives describe what is shockingly repellent in aspect or appearance. Ghastly applies to what inspires shock or horror because it suggests death: ghastly wounds. Grim refers to what repels because of its stern or fierce aspect or its harsh, relentless nature: the grim task of burying the victims of the earthquake. Gruesome and grisly describe what horrifies or revolts because of its appalling crudity or utter inhumanity: a gruesome murder; grisly jokes about cadavers. Macabre suggests the horror of death and decay: macabre stories about a madman. Lurid sometimes refers to an unnatural hue suggestive of death: The ill patient's skin took on a lurid pallor. More often, the term describes what shocks because of its terrible and ghastly nature: lurid crimes. At other times, it merely refers to glaring and usually unsavory sensationalism: a lurid account of the accident.


形容詞,陰森的、可怕的;很不愉快的。例句:It’s a ghastly experience.(那是一次很不愉快的經驗。)

The 23-year-old apparently even got his father to get him bags of the ghastly drink from blood banks, according to the report released by the Journal of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics.

Definition of ghastly in English:

ADJECTIVE (ghastlierghastliest)

1Causing great horror or fear:one of the most ghastly crimes ever committed
2Extremely unwell:she had sobered up but she felt ghastly

2.1Deathly white:a ghastly pallor

3informal Very objectionablebad, or unpleasant:the weather was ghastly


Middle English: from obsolete gast 'terrify', from Old English gǣstan, of Germanic origin; related to ghost. The gh spelling is by association with ghost. The sense 'objectionable' dates from the mid 19th century.


  1. Causing shock or horror; gruesome.
  2. Marked by sensationalism: a lurid account of the crime. See synonyms at ghastly.
  3. Glowing or shining with the glare of fire through a haze: lurid flames.
  4. Sallow or pallid in color.
[Latin lūridus, pale, from lūror, paleness.]
━━ a. (空などが)赤く燃え立つ[輝く]; 青ざめた; どぎつい; ものすごい, ぞっとする.
cast a lurid light on …をものすごく見せる(説明する).
luridly lu'rid·ly adv.
luridness lu'rid·ness n.


━━ a. ぎょっとして, 恐れおののいて; あきれはてて.


  • 発音記号[senséiʃənəlìzm]

1 扇情的題材[用語, 文体].
2 扇情主義.
3 《哲学》感覚論;官能主義.