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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. 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"

  3. black, grim, mordant(adj)

    harshly ironic or sinister

    "black humor"; "a grim joke"; "grim laughter"; "fun ranging from slapstick clowning ... to savage mordant wit"

  4. 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

  5. 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"

  6. blue, dark, dingy, disconsolate, dismal, gloomy, grim, sorry, drab, drear, dreary(adj)

    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"


  1. grim(Adjective)

    dismal and gloomy, cold and forbidding

  2. grim(Adjective)

    rigid and unrelenting

  3. grim(Adjective)

    ghastly or sinister

  4. Grim(ProperNoun)

    , probably derived from Old English grimm or Old Norse grimr or grimmr.

  5. Origin: From grim.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Grim

    of forbidding or fear-inspiring aspect; fierce; stern; surly; cruel; frightful; horrible

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Grim

    grim, adj. of forbidding aspect: ferocious: ghastly: sullen: stern, unyielding.—adv. Grim′ly.—n. Grim′ness. [A.S. grim; Ger. grimmiggrimm, fury, Dut. grimmig, Ice. grimmr.]

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'GRIM' in Adjectives Frequency: #964


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of GRIM in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of GRIM in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Margaret Hamburg:

    Let's not return to these grim statistics.

  2. Li Huiyong:

    The data showed the economic situation remains grim.

  3. Marshall McLuhan:

    The future masters of technology will have to be light-hearted and intelligent. The machine easily masters the grim and the dumb.

  4. Janet Yellen:

    The economic and financial news has been grim, things are now so bad that I actually open the Greenbook with greater trepidation than my 401(k).

  5. Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop:

    I can confirm that we're seeking to independently verify that he was part of this suicide bombing attack, the news appears very grim, but we are seeking to independently verify it.

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