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grimly

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Pronunciation

Etymology 1

Old English grimmliċ, corresponding to grim + -ly.

Adjective

grimly (comparative griml, superlative ier)

Positive
grimly

Comparative
griml

Superlative
ier

  1. (rare) 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

grim + -ly

Adverb

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Positive
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  1. In a grim manner.

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