Grimly vs Trimly - What's the difference?

grimly | trimly |

As adverbs the difference between grimly and trimly

is that grimly is in a grim manner while trimly is in a trim manner.

As an adjective grimly

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



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.
  • trimly



    (en adverb)
  • In a trim manner.