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 ?
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.
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.
Ay," said Hoseason, with a sudden grimness, "that's the point.
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.
And I have seen it," the girl retorted, with a note of grimness in her tone, "when it was a great deal more like the other place--stillness that seems almost to stifle you, grey mists that choke your breath and blot out everything; nothing but the gurgling of a little water, and the sighing--the most melancholy sighing you ever heard--of the wind in our ragged elms.
When young Rockwall entered the library the old man laid aside his newspaper, looked at him with a kindly grimness on his big, smooth, ruddy countenance, rumpled his mop of white hair with one hand and rattled the keys in his pocket with the other.
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.
Even Nellie, child that she was, understood the grimness of the battle before them.
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.
There was a hint in it of laughter, but of a laughter more terrible than any sadness--a laughter that was mirthless as the smile of the sphinx, a laughter cold as the frost and partaking of the grimness of infallibility.
The play of the white gleams of his smile round the suspicion of grimness of his tone fascinated me like a moral incongruity.