grimmest grimmest  /ˈɡrɪ məst/

Definition(s):

  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

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. In the RER commuter train back to Paris, usually one of the grimmest environments of the City of Light, people were engaged in happy talk with strangers about how to improve society.
  2. The grimmest Russian pressure is not directly on the Allies, but on Berlin's people.
  3. In recent days, thousands of people from across the region have arrived at the cemetery, often in the rain, tearfully walking across what is effectively the grimmest of crime scenes.

News

  1. 2 confirmed dead in Black Forest fire; 379 homes destroyed

    BLACK FOREST — On a day when firefighters could finally match the might of the devastating Black Forest fire, they also made the grimmest discovery yet in its ashes.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Estes Park Trail Gazette

  2. 2 confirmed dead in Colorado wildfire; 379 homes destroyed

    BLACK FOREST -- On a day when firefighters could finally match the might of the devastating Black Forest fire, they also made the grimmest discovery yet in its ashes.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: San Jose Mercury News

  3. 2 found dead, at least 360 homes leveled in Black Forest fire

    BLACK FOREST -- On a day when firefighters could finally match the might of the devastating Black Forest fire, they also made the grimmest discovery yet in its ashes.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Loveland Reporter-Herald

Quotes

  1. Marr added: "We are pretty gutted to be frank, currently languishing in the grimmest ferry port after waiting for good news about free airspace that never came."
    on Apr 16, 2010 By: Johnny Marr Source: Digital Spy

  2. "Everyone I spoke to says it's the grimmest Davos they've ever been to," said Kenneth Rogoff, professor of economics at Harvard University and a World Economic Forum regular since 2002. "The mood has been very depressed. It'sa low-burn...
    on Feb 1, 2009 By: Kenneth Rogoff Source: Bloomberg

  3. "He knew - as I knew, which is why I counseled him against doing it - that he was letting himself into purgatory in becoming leader of the Labour Party in its darkest, grimmest hour," Mr. Kinnock said Wednesday. "But if he hadn't done it, I...
    on Mar 3, 2010 By: Neil Kinnock Source: New York Times

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