But as Americans from the White House to ground zero rejoice, the Clinton's State Department sounded a grimmer tone.
As the film progresses, you go from these beautiful desert vistas to a much darker, grimmer look.
grimmer yet, many Libyans live at home well into their twenties, single.
But there was a grimmer side to the civilization: human sacrifice.
With grimmer face Peters moved thoughtfully across the room and touched a bell in the wall by the fireplace.
When I went out to walk about the rectory garden, grimmer touched his hat.
All this is an interlude between greater and grimmer things.
The besiegers were gathering; the world was watching, expectant of the grimmer struggle.
The darker, grimmer side of the student life was wholly hidden from Betty.
There's grimmer, the cashier and chief clerk o' the savin's-bank.
Old English grimm "fierce, cruel, savage, dire, painful," from Proto-Germanic *grimmaz (cf. Old Saxon, Old Frisian, Old High German, German grimm, Old Norse grimmr, Swedish grym "fierce, furious"), from PIE *ghrem- "angry," perhaps imitative of the sound of rumbling thunder (cf. Greek khremizein "to neigh," Old Church Slavonic vuzgrimeti "to thunder," Russian gremet' "thunder").
A weaker word now than once it was; sense of "dreary, gloomy" first recorded late 12c. It also had a verb form in Old English, grimman (class III strong verb; past tense gramm, p.p. grummen). Old English also had a noun, grima "goblin, specter," perhaps also a proper name or attribute-name of a god, hence its appearance as an element in place names.
Grim reaper as a figurative way to say "death" is attested by 1847 (the association of grim and death goes back at least to 17c.). A Middle English expression for "have recourse to harsh measures" was to wend the grim tooth (early 13c.).
"spectre, bogey, haunting spirit," 1620s, from grim (adj.).