Crossword Clue and Answers

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This clue in was most recently seen in the wild in Irish Independent - Simple.

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  • Irish Independent - Simple - Thursday, 11 Nov 2021
  • Irish Independent - Simple - Wednesday, 26 May 2021
  • Evening Standard Easy Crossword - Friday, 30 Apr 2021
  • Evening Standard Easy Crossword - Friday, 23 Apr 2021
  • The Guardian Quick - Thursday, 22 Apr 2021
  • The Sun Cryptic - Tuesday, 13 Apr 2021
  • Evening Standard Quick Crossword - Wednesday, 17 Mar 2021
  • Irish Independent - Simple - Saturday, 20 Feb 2021
  • Evening Standard Quick Crossword - Wednesday, 9 Dec 2020
  • Irish Independent - Simple - Tuesday, 25 Feb 2020
  • Irish Independent - Simple - Monday, 10 Feb 2020
  • The New York Times Crossword - Sunday, 5 May 2019

Crossword Answers

4 letters

Shockingly repellent; inspiring horror; "ghastly wounds"; "the grim aftermath of the bombing"; "the grim task of burying the victims"; "a grisly murder"; "gruesome evidence of human sacrifice"; "macabre tales of war and plague in the Middle ages"; "macabre tortures conceived by madmen"

Stubbornly unyielding; "dogged persistence"; "dour determination"; "the most vocal and pertinacious of all the critics"; "a mind not gifted to discover truth but tenacious to hold it"- T.S.Eliot; "men tenacious of opinion"

5 letters

Deep and harsh sounding as if from shouting or illness or emotion; "gruff voices"; "the dog's gruff barking"; "hoarse cries"; "makes all the instruments sound powerful but husky"- Virgil Thomson

Of the margin of a leaf shape; having the edge cut or fringed or scalloped

Harsh or corrosive in tone; "an acerbic tone piercing otherwise flowery prose"; "a barrage of acid comments"; "her acrid remarks make her many enemies"; "bitter words"; "blistering criticism"; "caustic jokes about political assassination, talk-show hosts and medical ethics"; "a sulfurous denunciation"; "a vitriolic critique"

Completely; "stark mad"; "mouth stark open"

Of a stern or strict bearing or demeanor; forbidding in aspect; "an austere expression"; "a stern face"

(of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering; "a barbarous crime"; "brutal beatings"; "cruel tortures"; "Stalin's roughshod treatment of the kulaks"; "a savage slap"; "vicious kicks"

Showing unfeeling resistance to tender feelings; "his flinty gaze"; "the child's misery would move even the most obdurate heart"

STIFF Surinder Sobti

6 letters

BITTER Chris Roberson
The taste experience when quinine or coffee is taken into the mouth

A cruelly rapacious person

Disagreeably direct and precise; "he spoke with brutal honesty"

Rigidly accurate; allowing no deviation from a standard; "rigorous application of the law"; "a strict vegetarian"

Lacking refinement or cultivation or taste; "he had coarse manners but a first-rate mind"; "behavior that branded him as common"; "an untutored and uncouth human being"; "an uncouth soldier--a real tough guy"; "appealing to the vulgar taste for violence"; "the vulgar display of the newly rich"

Lacking kindness; "a thoughtless and unkind remark"; "the unkindest cut of all"

Causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm; "a dangerous operation"; "a grave situation"; "a grave illness"; "grievous bodily harm"; "a serious wound"; "a serious turn of events"; "a severe case of pneumonia"; "a life-threatening disease"

7 letters

Of a stern or strict bearing or demeanor; forbidding in aspect; "an austere expression"; "a stern face"

Optical device consisting of a surface with many parallel grooves in it; disperses a beam of light (or other electromagnetic radiation) into its wavelengths to produce its spectrum

Disturbing the public peace; loud and rough; "a raucous party"; "rowdy teenagers"

Any chemical substance that burns or destroys living tissue

Making or causing a harsh and irritating sound; "the jarring noise of the iron gate scraping on the sidewalk"

8 letters

Leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch; "The mother deserted her children"

Requiring precise accuracy; "an exacting job"; "became more exigent over his pronunciation"

Conspicuously and offensively loud; given to vehement outcry; "blatant radios"; "a clamorous uproar"; "strident demands"; "a vociferous mob"

Sharply disagreeable; rigorous; "the harsh facts of court delays"; "an abrasive character"

9 letters

Of or relating to Draco or his harsh code of laws; "Draconian measures"

(of weather or climate) severe

Demanding strict attention to rules and procedures; "rigorous discipline"; "tight security"; "stringent safety measures"

10 letters

Marked by unjust severity or arbitrary behavior; "the oppressive government"; "oppressive laws"; "a tyrannical parent"; "tyrannous disregard of human rights"

Not in agreement or harmony; "views discordant with present-day ideas"

A drug that causes contraction of body tissues and canals

Causing physical discomfort; "bites of black flies are more than irritating; they can be very painful"

11 letters

Not to be placated or appeased or moved by entreaty; "grim determination"; "grim necessity"; "Russia's final hour, it seemed, approached with inexorable certainty"; "relentless persecution"; "the stern demands of parenthood"

13 letters

Not agreeing with your tastes or expectations; "found the task disagreeable and decided to abandon it"; "a job temperamentally unsympathetic to him"