Definitions for GRIMgrɪm
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
stern and admitting of no compromise; harsh; unyielding:
of a sinister or ghastly character:
a grim joke.
having a harsh, surly, forbidding, or morbid air:
a grim countenance.
fierce, savage, or cruel:
War is a grim business.
Origin of grim:
bef. 900; ME, OE; c. OS, OHG grimm, ON grimmr
grim, inexorable, relentless, stern, unappeasable, unforgiving, unrelenting(adj)
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"
ghastly, grim, grisly, gruesome, macabre, sick(adj)
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"
black, grim, mordant(adj)
harshly ironic or sinister
"black humor"; "a grim joke"; "grim laughter"; "fun ranging from slapstick clowning ... to savage mordant wit"
dour, forbidding, grim(adj)
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
gloomy, grim, blue, depressed, dispirited, down(p), downcast, downhearted, down in the mouth, low, low-spirited(adj)
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"
blue, dark, dingy, disconsolate, dismal, gloomy, grim, sorry, drab, drear, dreary(adj)
"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"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
depressing and without hope
a grim picture of the future; the grim truth
(of a place) unattractive and boring
a grim town
looking worried or depressed
a grim expression
dismal and gloomy, cold and forbidding
rigid and unrelenting
ghastly or sinister
, probably derived from Old English grimm or Old Norse grimr or grimmr.
Origin: From grim.
of forbidding or fear-inspiring aspect; fierce; stern; surly; cruel; frightful; horrible
Translations for GRIM
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
horrible; very unpleasant
The soldiers had a grim task looking for bodies in the wrecked houses.
- grimmige, wredeAfrikaans
- كَريه، مُثير للإشْمِئْزازArabic
- terrívelPortuguese (BR)
- příšerný, neradostnýCzech
- grusom; barskDanish
- φρικτός, δυσάρεστοςGreek
- horrible, horroroso, macabro, nefastoSpanish
- دلخراش؛ ناخوشایندFarsi
- strašan, turobanCroatian
- siaubingas, bjaurus, atgrasusLithuanian
- drūms; briesmīgsLatvian
- vreselijk; akeligDutch
- forferdelig, nifs, uhyggeligNorwegian
- دلخراش؛ ناخوشایندPersian
- ponurý, strašnýSlovak
- 令人害怕的, 令人極不愉快的Chinese (Trad.)
- khốc liệtVietnamese
- 令人害怕的，讨厌的Chinese (Simp.)
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