grim vs inexorable what difference

what is difference between grim and inexorable

English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡɹɪm/
  • Rhymes: -ɪm

Etymology 1

From Middle English grim, from Old English grim, grimm, from Proto-West Germanic *grimm, from Proto-Germanic *grimmaz, from Proto-Indo-European *gʰrem- (to resound, thunder, grumble, roar). Noun sense derives from adjective, from 1620s.

Adjective

grim (comparative grimmer, superlative grimmest)

  1. dismal and gloomy, cold and forbidding
    Life was grim in many northern industrial towns.
  2. rigid and unrelenting
    His grim determination enabled him to win.
  3. ghastly or sinister
    A grim castle overshadowed the village.
    • 2012 March 22, Scott Tobias, “The Hunger Games”, in AV Club:
      In movie terms, it suggests Paul Verhoeven in Robocop/Starship Troopers mode, an R-rated bloodbath where the grim spectacle of children murdering each other on television is bread-and-circuses for the age of reality TV, enforced by a totalitarian regime to keep the masses at bay.
  4. disgusting; gross
    – Wanna see the dead rat I found in my fridge?
    – Mate, that is grim!
Derived terms
Translations

Noun

grim (plural grims)

  1. (obsolete) specter, ghost, haunting spirit

Verb

grim (third-person singular simple present grims, present participle grimming, simple past and past participle grimmed)

  1. (transitive, rare) To make grim; to give a stern or forbidding aspect to.

Etymology 2

From Middle English grim, grym, greme, from Old English *grimu, *grimmu, from Proto-Germanic *grimmį̄ (anger, wrath), from Proto-Indo-European *gʰrem- (to resound, thunder, grumble, roar). Cognate with Middle Dutch grimme, Middle High German grimme f (anger), modern German Grimm m.

Noun

grim (uncountable)

  1. (archaic) Anger, wrath.
Derived terms
  • grimful
  • grimless

Danish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ɡ̊ʁɛmˀ]

Etymology

From Old Norse grimmr, from Proto-Germanic *grimmaz.

Adjective

grim

  1. ugly, unsightly
  2. nasty

Inflection


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Verb

grim

  1. taking

Old English

Alternative forms

  • grimm

Etymology

From Proto-West Germanic *grimm, from Proto-Germanic *grimmaz.

Cognate with Old Saxon grim, Old High German grim (German grimm, grimmig), Old Norse grimmr (Danish grim, Swedish grym); and with Greek χρεμίζω (chremízo), Old Church Slavonic грьмѣти (grĭměti) (Russian греме́ть (gremétʹ)), Latvian gremt.

Perhaps related in Old Norse to veiled or hooded, Grim is also an alternate name for Odin, who often went around disguised; compare the hooded appearance of The Grim Reaper.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡrim/

Adjective

grim

  1. fierce, severe, terrible, savage, cruel, angry

Declension

Descendants

  • Middle English: grim
    • Scots: grim
    • English: grim


English

Etymology

From Middle French inexorable, from Latin inexōrābilis (relentless, inexorable) (or directly from the Latin word), from in- (prefix meaning ‘not’) + exōrābilis (that may be moved or persuaded by entreaty; exorable). Exōrābilis is derived from exōrāre (from exōrō (to persuade, win over; to beg, entreat, plead), from ex- (prefix meaning ‘out of’) + ōrō (to beg, entreat, plead, pray; to deliver a speech, orate), from ōs (mouth), from Proto-Indo-European *h₃éh₁os (mouth)) + -bilis (suffix forming adjectives indicating a capacity or worth of being acted upon).

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ɪnˈɛksɔɹəbəl/, /ɪnˈɛksɹəb(ə)l/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ɪˈnɛksɚəb(ə)l/
  • Hyphenation: in‧ex‧or‧a‧ble

Adjective

inexorable (comparative more inexorable, superlative most inexorable)

  1. Impossible to prevent or stop; inevitable. [from mid 16th c.]
    Synonyms: implacable, ineluctable, inescapable, unpreventable, unrelenting, unstoppable; see also Thesaurus:inevitable
    Antonym: exorable
  2. Unable to be persuaded; relentless; unrelenting. [from mid 16th c.]
    Antonym: exorable
  3. Adamant; severe.
    Antonym: exorable

Derived terms

Related terms

Translations

References

Further reading

  • inexorable in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
  • inexorable in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.

Catalan

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin inexorabilis.

Adjective

inexorable (masculine and feminine plural inexorables)

  1. inexorable

Derived terms

  • inexorablement

Further reading

  • “inexorable” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.
  • “inexorable” in Gran Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana, Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana.
  • “inexorable” in Diccionari normatiu valencià, Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua.
  • “inexorable” in Diccionari català-valencià-balear, Antoni Maria Alcover and Francesc de Borja Moll, 1962.

French

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin inexōrābilis.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /i.nɛɡ.zɔ.ʁabl/

Adjective

inexorable (plural inexorables)

  1. inexorable
    Synonym: inéluctable

Derived terms

  • inexorabilité
  • inexorablement

Further reading

  • “inexorable” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Spanish

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin inexōrābilis.

Adjective

inexorable (plural inexorables)

  1. inexorable

Related terms

  • inexorablemente

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