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  1. gradgrind(Noun)

    One who relies solely on scientific measurements and observable facts without taking human nature into consideration.

  2. Origin: Thomas Gradgrind, a pedantic teacher in Dickens' Hard Times.

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  1. Gradgrind

    Mr Thomas Gradgrind is the notorious headmaster in Dickens's novel Hard Times who is dedicated to the pursuit of profitable enterprise. His name is now used generically to refer to someone who is hard and only concerned with cold facts and numbers.

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  1. Gradgrind

    a character in "Hard Times," who weighs and measures everything by a hard and fast rule and makes no allowances.

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