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"
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
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
grim, adj. of forbidding aspect: ferocious: ghastly: sullen: stern, unyielding.—adv. Grim′ly.—n. Grim′ness. [A.S. grim; Ger. grimmig—grimm, fury, Dut. grimmig, Ice. grimmr.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'GRIM' in Adjectives Frequency: #964
The numerical value of GRIM in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of GRIM in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Let's not return to these grim statistics.
The data showed the economic situation remains grim.
It's a grim business, it's awful, it's really awful.
All I know is somebody grabbed my hair. He kept saying I'm the Grim Reaper.
It is a grim anniversary…It is hard not to assess that they have succeeded in bolstering the regime.
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Translations for GRIM
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- gruamachScottish Gaelic
- נורא, עגוםHebrew
- tenace, arcigno, tetro, fosco, sinistroItalian
- sinistro, austero, rígidoPortuguese
- мрачный, непреклонный, зловещийRussian
- neprívetivý, pošmúrnySlovak
- kylig, stenhård, grådaskig, kusligSwedish
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