What does GRIM mean?

Definitions for GRIMgrɪm

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word GRIM.

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.]

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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. Tony Blair:

    It's a grim business, it's awful, it's really awful.

  4. Angela Ferguson:

    All I know is somebody grabbed my hair. He kept saying I'm the Grim Reaper.

  5. Mark Toner:

    It is a grim anniversary…It is hard not to assess that they have succeeded in bolstering the regime.

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