Part of speech:
Of or characteristic of ascetics or asceticism; self-denying; austere
Stern or forbidding, as in manner or appearance:
Clearly distinguished or delineated:
Observing conventional proprieties in speech, behavior, or dress, especially in the avoidance of arousing sexual interest.
A substance or preparation, such as alum, that draws together or constricts body tissues, resulting in decreased flow of blood or other secretions.
Cold and cutting; harsh
The definition of extortionate is a price that is much too high, or the act of using threats or power to behave unfairly.
Having a menacing aspect:
Having the appearance of being suitable, correct, etc., but not really so
The definition of grave is something that is serious or taken seriously or doing something in a solemn or sedate manner.
Requiring great effort or endurance:
Unpleasantly coarse and rough to the touch:
Absolutely necessary; urgent; compelling
That cannot be changed; fixed; unalterable
Extremely inquisitive or prying:
Of or like Procrustes or his actions
The definition of relentless is persistent or unyielding.
The definition of serious is showing deep thought, not joking, or a situation that requires careful thought.
Sharp means having a point or edge that is good for cutting or a sudden change.
The definition of stern is someone who is very serious or strict.
Harsh or severe:
Governed or governing by exact rules; observing exact rules; severe; rigorous.
Without adornment or embellishment; simple or plain.
Not compromising or yielding; firm; inflexible; determined
Not diminishing in intensity, pace, or effort:
The state of being abandoned or forsaken; loneliness:
A thing hard to bear; specific cause of discomfort or suffering, as poverty, pain, etc.
The quality or state of being rigid.
A difficulty that is likely to occur, esp. one that is inherent in a situation
Constituting or contributing to luxury; splendid, rich, comfortable, etc.
Extremely abundant; profuse:
Planned or executed with painstaking attention to numerous parts or details:
Giving courage, confidence, or hope:
Showing, characterized by, or given to self-indulgence:
(Of a rule or punishment) Of only moderate severity.
(Obs.) Gentle or kind
Mild and soothing; not sharp, harsh, etc.
(Of water) with little waves on the surface.
Sternly obstinate; unyielding:
The definition of grim is something that is so unpleasant it pushes you away.
Cold and forbidding
Not fussy; casual, undemanding, uncomplicated, etc.
Designating or having a sharp, often unpleasant taste; acrid, as quinine or peach stones
Not changing in response to argument or other influence; obstinate or intractable:
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