AskDefine | Define grimly

Dictionary Definition

grimly adv : in a grim implacable manner; "he was grimly satisfied"

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English

Pronunciation

/ˈgrɪmli/

Etymology 1

grimmlic, corresponding to .

Adjective

  1. Grim-looking, grim-natured.
    • 1973: In reality it was the most terrifying sight I had seen to date: two fried eggs decorated with ketchup, Tabasco and chopped chillis in the semblance of a pair of bloodshot eyes – I would as soon have eaten my own leg. I waved the grimly thing away — Kyril Bonfiglioli, Don't Point That Thing at Me (Penguin 2001, p. 94)

Etymology 2

Adverb

  1. In a grim manner.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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