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.

grimly

English

Etymology 1

(etyl) .

Adjective

(er)
  • (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

    Adverb

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

    English

    Adverb

    (en adverb)
  • In a trim manner.