grimmer grimmer  /ˈɡrɪ mər/


  1. (adj) not to be placated or appeased or moved by entreaty
  2. (adj) shockingly repellent; inspiring horror
  3. (adj) harshly ironic or sinister
  4. (adj) harshly uninviting or formidable in manner or appearance
  5. (adj) filled with melancholy and despondency
  6. (adj) causing dejection



  1. But that hope has now been crushed under an increasing tide of grimmer and grimmer statistics that seem to portray an economy in free fall.
  2. The Senator's mistrustful eyes looked grimmer and grimmer as he heard what his visitor had to say.
  3. The tale of Chinas tainted exportsfrom pet food to Thomas the Tank Engines and Barbie Dolls -- turned even grimmer today.


  • Mets, Shaun Marcum fall to Cubs, 6-3

    The Mets lost, 6-3, to the Chicago Cubs on Friday night at Citi Field. It was their ninth loss in 11 games. If possible, the news was even grimmer for Marcum. His record dropped to 0-8. His ERA climbed to 5.43.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Record


  1. "With every hour that passes, the news coming out of Myanmar gets grimmer and grimmer," Development Commissioner Louis Michel said. "This is a terrible catastrophe that demands a quick and effective humanitarian response."
    on May 5, 2008 By: Louis Michel Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "We must remain sober-minded, increase our sense of peril, and lean towards taking a grimmer view of trends," Wen told members of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, an advisory body that meets alongside the parliament.
    on Mar 4, 2009 By: Wen Jiabao Source: Forex Pros

  3. "Once that first set was gone," Agassi said, "sort of the prospects got grimmer for me."
    on Jul 1, 2006 By: Andre Agassi Source: USA Today

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