Tense; not relaxed.
Severe or unmitigated; harsh or grim:
Unsparing, harsh, or strict, as in treatment of others:
Strict or severe in discipline; ascetic:
Unrelenting or uncompromising:
Hard to convince or influence; stubborn
Firm; resolute; dauntless.
Difficult to endure or live through, especially because of harsh or inclement weather:
Severe, cruel, or exacting:
Harsh or severe in effect or intention:
The definition of gloomy is dark, depressing or dim.
Extremely powerful or destructive:
(Scot.) Hard; stern; severe
Causing, or of a kind to cause, pain, distress, etc.
Having a spongy or flaky texture; well-leavened:
Causing laughter or amusement:
Inviting, characteristic of friendliness.
Requiring or exhibiting little effort or endeavor; undemanding:
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