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Meaning & Definition of Grim in English

English

Grim

/grɪm/

adjective

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • grim
  • ,
  • inexorable
  • ,
  • relentless
  • ,
  • stern
  • ,
  • unappeasable
  • ,
  • unforgiving
  • ,
  • unrelenting

2. 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"
    synonym:
  • ghastly
  • ,
  • grim
  • ,
  • grisly
  • ,
  • gruesome
  • ,
  • macabre
  • ,
  • sick

3. Harshly ironic or sinister

  • "Black humor"
  • "A grim joke"
  • "Grim laughter"
  • "Fun ranging from slapstick clowning ... to savage mordant wit"
    synonym:
  • black
  • ,
  • grim
  • ,
  • mordant

4. Harshly uninviting or formidable in manner or appearance

  • "A dour, self-sacrificing life"
  • "A forbidding scowl"
  • "A grim man loving duty more than humanity"
  • "Undoubtedly the grimmest part of him was his iron claw"- j.m.barrie
    synonym:
  • dour
  • ,
  • forbidding
  • ,
  • grim

5. Filled with melancholy and despondency

  • "Gloomy at the thought of what he had to face"
  • "Gloomy predictions"
  • "A gloomy silence"
  • "Took a grim view of the economy"
  • "The darkening mood"
  • "Lonely and blue in a strange city"
  • "Depressed by the loss of his job"
  • "A dispirited and resigned expression on her face"
  • "Downcast after his defeat"
  • "Feeling discouraged and downhearted"
    synonym:
  • gloomy
  • ,
  • grim
  • ,
  • blue
  • ,
  • depressed
  • ,
  • dispirited
  • ,
  • down(p)
  • ,
  • downcast
  • ,
  • downhearted
  • ,
  • down in the mouth
  • ,
  • low
  • ,
  • low-spirited

6. Causing dejection

  • "A blue day"
  • "The dark days of the war"
  • "A week of rainy depressing weather"
  • "A disconsolate winter landscape"
  • "The first dismal dispiriting days of november"
  • "A dark gloomy day"
  • "Grim rainy weather"
    synonym:
  • blue
  • ,
  • dark
  • ,
  • dingy
  • ,
  • disconsolate
  • ,
  • dismal
  • ,
  • gloomy
  • ,
  • grim
  • ,
  • sorry
  • ,
  • drab
  • ,
  • drear
  • ,
  • dreary