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Meaning of GRIM

Pronunciation:  grim

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  1. [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"
  2. [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"
  3. [adj]  characterized by hopelessness; filled with gloom; "gloomy at the thought of what he had to face"; "gloomy predictions"; "a gloomy silence"; "took a grim view of the economy"
  4. [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"
  5. [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
  6. [adj]  harshly ironic or sinister; "black humor"; "a grim joke"; "grim laughter"; "fun ranging from slapstick clowning ... to savage mordant wit"

GRIM is a 4 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: alarming, black, blue, cheerless, dark, depressing, disconsolate, dismal, dispiriting, dour, forbidding, ghastly, gloomy, grisly, gruesome, hopeless, implacable, inexorable, macabre, mordant, relentless, sarcastic, stern, unappeasable, uncheerful, unforgiving, unpleasant, unrelenting



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Grim\, a. [Compar. {Grimmer} (-mer); superl. {Grimmest}.]
[AS. grim; akin to G. grimm, equiv. to G. & D. grimmig, Dan.
grim, grum, Sw. grym, Icel. grimmr, G. gram grief, as adj.,
hostile; cf. Gr. ?, a crushing sound, ? to neigh.]
Of forbidding or fear-inspiring aspect; fierce; stern; surly;
cruel; frightful; horrible.

      Whose grim aspect sets every joint a-shaking. --Shak.

      The ridges of grim war.                  --Milton.

Syn: Syn.-- Fierce; ferocious; furious; horrid; horrible;
     frightful; ghastly; grisly; hideous; stern; sullen;

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