English adjective: grim
|1.||grim not to be placated or appeased or moved by entreaty|
Russia's final hour, it seemed, approached with inexorable certainty.
The stern demands of parenthood.
|Synonyms||inexorable, relentless, stern, unappeasable, unforgiving, unrelenting|
|2.||grim shockingly repellent; inspiring horror|
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.
|Synonyms||ghastly, grisly, gruesome, macabre, sick|
|3.||grim harshly ironic or sinister|
A grim joke.
Fun ranging from slapstick clowning ... to savage mordant wit.
|4.||grim harshly uninviting or formidable in manner or appearance|
|Samples||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.
|5.||grim filled with melancholy and despondency|
|Samples||Gloomy at the thought of what he had to face.|
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.
|Synonyms||blue, depressed, dispirited, down, down in the mouth, downcast, downhearted, gloomy, low, low-spirited|
|6.||grim causing dejection|
|Samples||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.
|Synonyms||blue, dark, dingy, disconsolate, dismal, drab, drear, dreary, gloomy, sorry|
|Similar||cheerless, depressing, uncheerful|