[ grim-dahrk ]

  1. dystopian fantasy fiction characterized by harsh settings, extreme violence, and a bleak, fatalistic perspective on the future of humanity.: Compare hopepunk.

Origin of grimdark

First recorded in 2005–10; grim + dark; coined from the tagline of the strategy game Warhammer 40,000, “In the grim darkness of the far future there is only war”

Words Nearby grimdark Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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