Grimly vs Straightening - What's the difference?

grimly | straightening |

As an adjective grimly

is (rare) grim-looking, grim-natured.

As an adverb grimly

is in a grim manner.

As a verb straightening is


As a noun straightening is

the act of making something straight.



Etymology 1

(etyl) .


  • (rare) Grim-looking, grim-natured.
  • * 1973 , Kyril Bonfiglioli, Don't Point That Thing at Me , Penguin (2001), page 94:
  • 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.

    Etymology 2


    (en adverb)
  • In a grim manner.
  • straightening



  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act of making something straight.
  • * 1899 , Great Britain, Local and Personal Laws (part 1, page 27)
  • The lands and sites of houses which may under the provisions of this Act be vested in the Corporation for street widenings and straightenings