HyperDic: grim

English > 6 senses of the word grim:
ADJECTIVEallgrim, inexorable, relentless, stern, unappeasable, unforgiving, unrelentingnot to be placated or appeased or moved by entreaty
allgrim, ghastly, grisly, gruesome, macabre, sickshockingly repellent
allgrim, black, mordantharshly ironic or sinister
allgrim, dour, forbiddingharshly uninviting / uninviting or formidable in manner or appearance
allgrim, gloomy, blue, depressed, dispirited, down, downcast, downhearted, down in the mouth, low, low-spiritedfilled with melancholy and despondency
allgrim, blue, dark, dingy, disconsolate, dismal, gloomy, sorry, drab, drear, drearycausing dejection
grim > pronunciation
Soundsgrih'm
Rhymesacronym ... whim: 31 rhymes with ihm...
English > grim: 6 senses > adjective 1
Meaningnot to be placated or appeased or moved by entreaty.
Examples
  • "grim determination"
  • "grim necessity"
Synonymsinexorable, relentless, stern, unappeasable, unforgiving, unrelenting
BroaderimplacableIncapable of being placated
Spanishimplacable, inexorable, severo
Catalanimplacable, inexorable, sever
Nounsgrimnesssomething hard to endure
Adverbsgrimlyin a grim implacable manner
English > grim: 6 senses > adjective 2
MeaningShockingly repellent; inspiring horror.
Examples
  • "the grim aftermath of the bombing"
  • "the grim task of burying the victims"
Synonymsghastly, grisly, gruesome, macabre, sick
BroaderalarmingFrightening because of an awareness of danger
Spanishespantoso, espeluznante, horrible, hórrido, horripilante, horroroso, macabro, repugnante, truculento
Catalanesborronant, horrible, hòrrid, horrífic, horripilant, horrorós, macabre
Nounsgrimnessthe quality of being ghastly
English > grim: 6 senses > adjective 3
Meaningharshly ironic or sinister.
Examples
  • "a grim joke"
  • "grim laughter"
Synonymsblack, mordant
BroadersarcasticExpressing or expressive of ridicule that wounds
Spanishmordaz, sardónico
Nounsgrimnessthe quality of being ghastly
English > grim: 6 senses > adjective 4
Meaningharshly uninviting / uninviting or formidable in manner or appearance.
Examples
  • "a grim man loving duty more than humanity"
  • "undoubtedly the grimmest part of him was his iron claw"- J.M.Barrie
Synonymsdour, forbidding
BroaderunpleasantDisagreeable to the senses, to the mind, or feelings
Spanishadusto, austero, duro, severo
Catalanadust, auster, dur, sever
Nounsgrimnessthe quality of being ghastly
English > grim: 6 senses > adjective 5
MeaningFilled with melancholy and despondency.
Example "took a grim view of the economy"
Synonymsgloomy, blue, depressed, dispirited, down, downcast, downhearted, down in the mouth, low, low-spirited
Broaderdejectedaffected or marked by low spirits
Spanishbajo, decaído, deprimida, deprimido, desalentado, desanimado
Catalanabatut, aclaparat, alacaigut, capbaix, capmoix, deprimit, desanimat, descoratjat, pansit
English > grim: 6 senses > adjective 6
MeaningCausing dejection.
Example "grim rainy weather"
Synonymsblue, dark, dingy, disconsolate, dismal, gloomy, sorry, drab, drear, dreary
Broaderdepressing, cheerless, uncheerfulCausing sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy
Spanishdeprimente, desalentador, desconsolado, macabro, negro, oscuro, triste
Catalandepriment, desconsolat, descoratjador, macabre, negre, obscur, trist

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