grim definition

  • adjective:
    • Unrelenting; rigid.
    • Uninviting or unnerving in aspect; forbidding: "undoubtedly the grimmest part of him ended up being his metal claw” ( J.M. Barrie).
    • Ghastly; sinister: "He made a grim jest in the horrifying nature of his injury” ( Reginald Pound). See Synonyms at ghastly.
    • Dismal; gloomy: a grim, rainy time.
    • Ferocious; savage: the grim advance for the pillaging military.
    • dismal and gloomy, cold and forbidding
    • rigid and unrelenting
    • ghastly or sinister
    • disgusting; gross
    • Of forbidding or fear-inspiring aspect; intense; stern; surly; cruel; frightful; terrible.
    • causing dejection
    • not to ever be placated or appeased or moved by entreaty
    • full of melancholy and despondency
    • harshly ironic or sinister
    • shockingly repellent; inspiring horror
    • harshly uninviting or formidable in manner or appearance
  • others:
    • Of a fierce, stern, or forbidding aspect; serious or repellent to look at or demeanor; fierce; sullen; surly.
    • Stern in character or high quality; unyielding; dreadful; formidable: as, grim determination.
    • Marked by harshness or extent; distressful; dolorous; cheerless: because, grim suffering; a grim jest.
    • Synonyms Grisly, Hideous, an such like. (see ghastly); serious, harsh, hard.
    • to create grim; offer a stern or forbidding aspect to.
  • noun:
    • Anger; wrath.

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