grimness grimness  /ˈɡrɪm nəs/


  1. (n) the quality of being ghastly
  2. (n) something hard to endure


  1. He has personal knowledge of 20th century grimness.
  2. What makes him a pioneer is the grimness of his vision.
  3. Immediate cause of Lloyd's grimness was a new run on sterling that had forced the pound as low as $2.


  1. Green Bay Packers: David Bakhtiari could save day at left tackle

    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- It's somewhat understandable why reporters and fans across the country greeted news of Bryan Bulaga's torn anterior cruciate knee ligament with the grimness of a state funeral.
    on August 6, 2013     Source: Pioneer Press

  2. Packers have a shining new replacement in David Bakhtiari

    It’s somewhat understandable why people greeted news of Bryan Bulaga’s torn ACL with the grimness of a state funeral.
    on August 6, 2013     Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel


  1. Carr added: "I am so excited to be putting my life down on paper, oh and what a life, from the grimness of doing data entry for Mr Dog to the dizzy heights of performing for Her Majesty at the Royal Variety Performance. My life's been like a log...
    on Jan 7, 2008 By: Alan Carr Source: The Bookseller (registration)

  2. Premier Wen Jiabao told the State Council Executive Meeting on July 11, "All levels of government must realize fully the grimness and urgency of achieving the energy saving and emission reduction targets."
    on Jul 18, 2007 By: Wen Jiabao Source: PR Web (press release)

  3. "I find both humor and grimness in most issues," said Nye, who despite having moved to Los Angeles evidently retains his Northwest perspective on life.
    on Apr 4, 2005 By: Bill Nye Source: Seattle Post Intelligencer

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