grimness


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Related to grimness: Reemerge, take advantage, misattributed

grim

 (grĭm)
adj. grim·mer, grim·mest
1.
a. Discouraging or depressing: The business news has been grim lately.
b. Dismal; gloomy: a grim, rainy day.
2.
a. Stern or forbidding: The judge was grim when handing out the sentence.
b. Repellent or horrifying: the grim task of searching for bodies in the rubble. See Synonyms at ghastly.
3. Unrelenting or uncompromising: grim determination.

[Middle English, from Old English, fierce, severe.]

grim′ly adv.
grim′ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.grimness - the quality of being ghastly
frightfulness - the quality of being frightful
2.grimness - something hard to enduregrimness - something hard to endure; "the asperity of northern winters"
difficultness, difficulty - the quality of being difficult; "they agreed about the difficulty of the climb"
sternness - the quality (as of scenery) being grim and gloomy and forbidding; "the sternness of his surroundings made him uncomfortable"

grimness

noun
Translations
تَجَهُّم
pochmurnostponurost
grusomhedubarmhjertighed
óhugnaîur
pochmúrnosť
inatçılıkzalimlik

grimness

[ˈgrɪmnɪs] N
1. (= gloominess) [of situation, outlook] → lo desalentador, lo funesto; [of building, place, town] → lo sombrío, lo lúgubre
2. (= sternness) [of expression, face] → seriedad f, gravedad f
there was a grimness in his voicesu voz tenía un tono de seriedad or gravedad
3. (= sinister quality) [of humour, joke, story] → lo macabro

grimness

[ˈgrɪmnɪs] n [situation, news] → gravité fGrim Reaper n
the Grim Reaper → la Faucheuse

grimness

n (= terribleness)Grauenhaftigkeit f; (of situation)Ernst m; (= depressing nature, of building, place, news, story) → Trostlosigkeit f; (of prospects)Trübheit f; (= sternness, of person, face, expression, smile, humour, determination) → Grimmigkeit f; (of voice)Ernst m; (of battle, struggle)Verbissenheit f, → Unerbittlichkeit f

grim

(grim) adjective
1. horrible; very unpleasant. The soldiers had a grim task looking for bodies in the wrecked houses.
2. angry; fierce-looking; not cheerful. The boss looks a bit grim this morning.
3. stubborn, unyielding. grim determination.
ˈgrimness noun
ˈgrimly adverb
She held on grimly to the hope that there would be survivors.
like grim death
with great determination.
References in classic literature ?
So powerfully did the whole grim aspect of Ahab affect me, and the livid brand which streaked it, that for the first few moments I hardly noted that not a little of this overbearing grimness was owing to the barbaric white leg upon which he partly stood.
People who did nothing, or who did not know exactly what they were going to do, or who did not take the most direct way to accomplish what they set their hands to, were objects of her entire contempt,--a contempt shown less frequently by anything she said, than by a kind of stony grimness, as if she scorned to say anything about the matter.
Lorry hacked the shoemaker's bench to pieces, while Miss Pross held the candle as if she were assisting at a murder--for which, indeed, in her grimness, she was no unsuitable figure.
Newman had spoken with cheerful seriousness, but Madame de Bellegarde's tone made him go on, after a meditative pause, with a certain light grimness of jocularity.
The play of the white gleams of his smile round the suspicion of grimness of his tone fascinated me like a moral incongruity.
Her husband was not in politics, though politics were much in him; but the couple had taken upon themselves the responsibilities of an active patriotism; they thought it right to live in America, differing therein from many of their acquaintances who only, with some grimness, thought it inevitable.
Even Nellie, child that she was, understood the grimness of the battle before them.
van der Luyden; but he found her gentle bending sweetness less approachable than the grimness of some of his mother's old aunts, fierce spinsters who said "No" on principle before they knew what they were going to be asked.
I remember standing at the polls one day when the anger of the political contest gave a certain grimness to the faces of the independent electors, and a good man at my side, looking on the people, remarked, "I am satisfied that the largest part of these men, on either side, mean to vote right.
The beauty of the island is unveiled as diminishing distance shows you in distincter shape its lovely peaks, but it keeps its secret as you sail by, and, darkly inviolable, seems to fold itself together in a stony, inaccessible grimness.
You seem able to make yourself pretty comfortable," said Doctor South, with a grimness which would have disturbed Philip if he had not been in such high spirits.
Then," said Peter, not without grimness, "step in, if you feel so sure of her," and he helped Maimie into the Thrush's Nest.