from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One who relies solely on scientific measurements and observable facts without taking human nature into consideration.
The complaints of educators that learning does not enter into character and affect conduct; the protests against memoriter work, against cramming, against gradgrind preoccupation with "facts," against devotion to wire-drawn distinctions and ill-understood rules and principles, all follow from this state of affairs.
Ron Paul, in his fucktarded contribution on the day, has gradgrind:
If the Home Office had complied with the courts 'rulings, Gabrial and those like him would at least have been able legally to obtain work, to support themselves and to regain some self-respect, which the gradgrind asylum support system appears calculated to destroy, along with hope and sanity.