Definition of grim
Examples of grim in a Sentence
Hikers made a grim discovery when they came across a dead body in the woods.
The accident serves as a grim reminder of the dangers of drinking and driving.
The prognosis is grim—doctors do not expect her to live longer than six months.
He paints a grim picture of the prospects for peace.
His face looked grim, and we knew his news wouldn't be good.
Recent Examples of grim from the Web
The NRCC is out with another very grim ad attacking Ossoff — this time for supporting the Iran deal.
People with grim, dazed faces strode along the sidewalks, avoiding piles of glass, or sat glumly in modern offices with all their windows gone, watching the news on TV.
On that grim note, the audience couldn't help but laugh in surprise, prompting him to say,
That’s a nightmare scenario, with grim ramifications for the country going forward.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has just put out a grim report about Alzheimer's disease in the United States.
Verdun always felt like a more realistic representation--grim, not shy about showing the horrors of the Great War.
Yet Moore's moment came in easier times than Connery's—his predecessor's '60s world was a harder, grimmer, grittier Britain still living with the aftermath of World War II.
The seventh season of AMC's The Walking Dead has been grim—and that's saying something for a world where hordes of the undead are basically set dressing.
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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 centurySee Words from the same year
GRIM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of grim for English Language Learners
: unpleasant or shocking to see or think about
: causing feelings of sadness or worry : gloomy or depressing
: having a very serious appearance or manner
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