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grim

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adjective \ˈgrim\

Simple Definition of grim

  • : unpleasant or shocking to see or think about

  • : causing feelings of sadness or worry : gloomy or depressing

  • : having a very serious appearance or manner

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of grim

grimmer

grimmest

  1. 1 :  fierce in disposition or action :  savage

  2. 2 a :  stern or forbidding in action or appearance <a grim taskmaster> b :  somber, gloomy

  3. 3 :  ghastly, repellent, or sinister in character <a grim tale>

  4. 4 :  unflinching, unyielding <grim determination>

grimly

adverb

grimness

noun

Examples of grim in a sentence

  1. Hikers made a grim discovery when they came across a dead body in the woods.

  2. The accident serves as a grim reminder of the dangers of drinking and driving.

  3. The prognosis is grim—doctors do not expect her to live longer than six months.

  4. He paints a grim picture of the prospects for peace.

  5. His face looked grim, and we knew his news wouldn't be good.



Origin and Etymology of grim

Middle English, from Old English grimm; akin to Old High German grimm fierce, Greek chremetizein to neigh


First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with grim



GRIM Defined for Kids

grim

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adjective \ˈgrim\

Definition of grim for Students

grimmer

grimmest

  1. 1 :  1savage 2, cruel

  2. 2 :  harsh in action or appearance :  stern <a grim look>

  3. 3 :  gloomy 3, dismal <grim news>

  4. 4 :  showing firmness and seriousness <grim determination>

  5. 5 :  frightful 1 <a grim tale>

grimly

adverb




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