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 bank, naturally, hopes to put that grim episode behind it.
Davis' father, Dale Davis, had posted regular updates on Facebook about his son's fight for life as a grim array of complications from his injuries mounted.
The outlook for EPA, which has fewer fans on the Republican side, might be grimmer.
The Enquirer/Terry DeMio The powerful synthetic opiate fentanyl killed about half the people in Kentucky who died from overdoses last year, but officials say the toll could've been far grimmer.
Whoever wins faces an equally grim economic picture.
Much of that had to do with Prodigy's evocative rhymes, which made good on his stage name, recapping teenage tales of crimes and punishments that were almost too grim to believe.
A grim case can also be made that the Russians are taking the memos seriously.
Things are looking grim in 2017 as well, with a 22 percent rise above 2016's numbers so far.
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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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