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grim

 (grĭm)
adj. grim·mer, grim·mest
1.
a. Discouraging or depressing: The business news has been grim lately.
b. Dismal; gloomy: a grim, rainy day.
2.
a. Stern or forbidding: The judge was grim when handing out the sentence.
b. Repellent or horrifying: the grim task of searching for bodies in the rubble. See Synonyms at ghastly.
3. Unrelenting or uncompromising: grim determination.

[Middle English, from Old English, fierce, severe.]

grim′ly adv.
grim′ness n.

grim

(ɡrɪm)
adj, grimmer or grimmest
1. stern; resolute: grim determination.
2. harsh or formidable in manner or appearance
3. harshly ironic or sinister: grim laughter.
4. cruel, severe, or ghastly: a grim accident.
5. archaic or poetic fierce: a grim warrior.
6. informal unpleasant; disagreeable
7. hold on like grim death to hold very firmly or resolutely
[Old English grimm; related to Old Norse grimmr, Old High German grimm savage, Greek khremizein to neigh]
ˈgrimly adv
ˈgrimness n

grim

(grɪm)

adj. grim•mer, grim•mest.
1. stern and admitting of no compromise; harsh; unyielding: grim determination.
2. of a sinister or ghastly character: a grim joke.
3. having a harsh, surly, forbidding, or morbid air: a grim countenance.
4. fierce, savage, or cruel: War is a grim business.
5. Informal. unpleasant.
[before 900; Middle English, Old English; c. Old Saxon, Old High German grimm, Old Norse grimmr]
grim′ly, adv.
grim′ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.grim - not to be placated or appeased or moved by entreatygrim - 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"
implacable - incapable of being placated; "an implacable enemy"
2.grim - shockingly repellentgrim - 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"
alarming - frightening because of an awareness of danger
3.grim - harshly ironic or sinister; "black humor"; "a grim joke"; "grim laughter"; "fun ranging from slapstick clowning ... to savage mordant wit"
sarcastic - expressing or expressive of ridicule that wounds
4.grim - 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
unpleasant - disagreeable to the senses, to the mind, or feelings ; "an unpleasant personality"; "unpleasant repercussions"; "unpleasant odors"
5.grim - 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"
dejected - affected or marked by low spirits; "is dejected but trying to look cheerful"
6.grim - 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"
cheerless, depressing, uncheerful - causing sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy; "the economic outlook is depressing"; "something cheerless about the room"; "a moody and uncheerful person"; "an uncheerful place"

grim

adjective
1. terrible, shocking, severe, harsh, forbidding, horrible, formidable, sinister, ghastly, hideous, gruesome (slang), grisly, horrid, frightful, godawful They painted a grim picture of growing crime.
2. dismal, depressing, bleak, gloomy, hopeless, dreary, sombre, joyless, cheerless, comfortless the tower blocks on the city's grim edges
3. stern, severe, harsh, grave, solemn, forbidding Her expression was grim and unpleasant.
stern kind, happy, soft, gentle, pleasant, sympathetic, cheerful, benign, amiable, genial
4. hard, tough, harsh, unpleasant, bleak Things were pretty grim for a time.
hard easy, pleasant

grim

adjective
Translations
صارِم، عَنيدغَيْرُ لَطِيفكَريه، مُثير للإشْمِئْزازمُتَجَهِّم
neradostnýpříšernývzteklýhrozivýnekompromisní
barskgrumgrusomvred
synkeäsynkkä
sumoran
andstyggilegur, óhugnanlegurósveigjanlegurreiîilegur
いやな
불길한
dantis sukandusiš paskutiniųjųnepalenkiamasrūstusstipriai
bargsbriesmīgsdrūmsnelokāmsnežēlīgs
nekompromisný
bister
ร้าย น่ากลัว
asık suratlıboyun eğmezinatçıkorkunçöfkeli
đáng lo ngại

grim

[grɪm] (grimmer (compar) (grimmest (superl)))
A. ADJ
1. (= gloomy) [news, situation, prospect] → desalentador; [reminder] → duro, crudo; [building, place, town] → sombrío, lúgubre
where she made the grim discovery of a bodydonde hizo el macabro descubrimiento de un cadáver
the situation looked grimla situación se presentaba muy negra
to paint a grim picture of sthpintar un cuadro muy negro de algo
the grim realityla dura or cruda realidad
the grim truthla cruda verdad
he gave a grim warning to the British peoplehizo una advertencia nada alentadora al pueblo británico
the weather has been grimel tiempo ha estado deprimente
2. (= stern) [person] → adusto; [face, expression] → serio, adusto; [smile] → forzado
she hung or held on to the rope like grim deathse agarró or aferró a la cuerda como si la vida le fuera en ello
she walked on with grim determinationsiguió caminando con absoluta determinación
he looked grimtenía una expresión seria or adusta
his voice was grimsu voz tenía un tono severo or adusto
3. (= macabre) [humour, joke, story] → macabro
4. (= awful) [experience, effect] → espantoso, penoso
it was pretty grimfue bastante espantoso or penoso
to feel grimestar or encontrarse fatal
B. CPD the Grim Reaper N (liter) → la Parca, la muerte

grim

[ˈgrɪm] adj
[situation, news] → peu réjouissant(e), sombre
grim reality → la dure réalité
[building] → lugubre, sinistre
[person, face] → sombre

grim

adj (+er)
(= terrible) discovery, scene, task, news, storygrauenvoll; joke, warning, remindergrauenhaft; situationernst, trostlos; necessity, truthbitter; (= depressing) building, place, news, storytrostlos; prospecttrübe, düster; (= stern) person, face, smile, humour, silence, determinationgrimmig; voiceernst; battle, struggleverbissen, unerbittlich; the grim reality of hospital workdie harte Realität der Arbeit in einem Krankenhaus; a grim picture of life in the war zoneein trostloses Bild vom Leben im Kriegsgebiet; to paint a grim picture of somethingetw in düsteren Farben schildern; to look grim (situation, future)trostlos aussehen; (person)ein grimmiges Gesicht machen; grim (sense of) humour (Brit) or humor (US) → Galgenhumor m; to cling or hang on to something like grim deathsich verzweifelt an etw (dat)festklammern; the Grim Reaperder Sensenmann
(inf: = lousy) → fürchterlich (inf); the side effects are pretty grimdie Nebenwirkungen sind ziemlich schlimm; to feel grim (= unwell)sich elend or mies (inf)fühlen; you’re looking pretty grimdu siehst ziemlich elend or schlecht aus

grim

[grɪm] adj (-mer (comp) (-mest (superl))) (hard, unpleasant, gen) → duro/a; (struggle) → accanito/a; (silence) → sinistro/a; (landscape) → desolato/a; (humour, tale) → macabro/a; (determined, face) → risoluto/a, determinato/a; (determination) → feroce
to hold on (to sth) like grim death → attaccarsi (a qc) con le unghie e coi denti
to feel grim (fam) (ill) → sentirsi poco bene, sentirsi giù

grim

(grim) adjective
1. horrible; very unpleasant. The soldiers had a grim task looking for bodies in the wrecked houses.
2. angry; fierce-looking; not cheerful. The boss looks a bit grim this morning.
3. stubborn, unyielding. grim determination.
ˈgrimness noun
ˈgrimly adverb
She held on grimly to the hope that there would be survivors.
like grim death
with great determination.

grim

غَيْرُ لَطِيف neradostný grum grimmig βλοσυρός deprimente synkkä morose sumoran spiacevole いやな 불길한 vreselijk morsk srogi severo безрадостный bister ร้าย น่ากลัว tatsız đáng lo ngại 严酷的
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Within the hall all was gladness, but without on the lone moorland there stalked a grim monster, named Grendel, whose dark heart was filled with anger and hate.
The Recruiting Sergeant" has the touch of grim desolation, which belongs inevitably to a country plundered of its men and swept with the ruinous winds of rebellion.
And then from beyond the blank wall beside which I lay I heard the shuffling of feet, the snarling of grim beasts, the clank of metal accoutrements, and the heavy breathing of a man.
So fearful was he of the terrible De Vac that a threat of death easily stilled his tongue, and so the grim, old man led him to the boat hidden deep in the dense bushes.
There were ten of us now to do battle with the Okarian guard, and I warrant that that ancient watchtower never looked down upon a more hotly contested battle than took place that day within its own grim walls.
It was a grim, a terrible silence, shot through with yellow-green light of ferocious eyes, punctuated with undulating tremors of sinuous tail.
Then this ebony bird beguiling my sad fancy into smiling, By the grave and stern decorum of the countenance it wore, "Though thy crest be shorn and shaven, thou," I said, "art sure no craven, Ghastly grim and ancient raven wandering from the Nightly shore -- Tell me what thy lordly name is on the Night's Plutonian shore
Then the ebony bird beguiling my sad fancy into smiling, By the grave and stern decorum of the countenance it wore, "Though thy crest be shorn and shaven, thou," I said, "art sure no craven, Ghastly grim and ancient Raven wandering from the Nightly shore-- Tell me what thy lordly name is on the Night's Plutonian shore
No more did Numa roar forth a rumbling challenge to the world but rather he moved silent and grim, stepping softly that no cracking twig might betray his presence to the keen-eared quarry he sought.
Pending the conveyance of this request to some person in authority, we walked into a grim room, where several grim hats were hanging on grim pegs, and the time was grimly told by a grim clock which uttered every tick with a kind of struggle, as if it broke the grim silence reluctantly, and under protest.
What these are (and in spite of their grim name they are quite innocent) no array of terms would render thinkable to the merely English intelligence; but to the Scot they often prove unctuously nourishing, and Mr.
But at one part of the line there was a grim and obdurate group that made no movement.