adjective, grim·mer, grim·mest.
SYNONYMS FOR grim
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Origin of grim
OTHER WORDS FROM grimgrimly, adverbgrimness, noun
Example sentences from the Web for grim
Even the title of the most explicitly grim song, “Dis-Ease,” ostensibly about Covid-19 itself, is a pun on the idea of unease rather than a direct confrontation of illness.BTS’s new album is sublime comfort pop for the soul in lockdown|Aja Romano|November 20, 2020|Vox
He reported from Cuba, where he interviewed the charismatic revolutionary Che Guevara and had a grim assessment of what the future would hold for the country under Fidel Castro.Jan Morris, artful travel writer who broke many boundaries, dies at 94|Matt Schudel|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Even for museums that have reopened — including storied institutions such as the Met and the MoMA — the eeriness of empty galleries and exhibitions suggests a grim shift in museumgoers’ sense of safety in public spaces.
On that latter metric, the Dakotas are in a particularly grim position.The government’s coronavirus response is now officially a failure by its own measure|Philip Bump|November 11, 2020|Washington Post
As if to underscore the difficult days ahead, the United States on Monday hit the latest grim milestone in the pandemic, surpassing 10 million confirmed cases of covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, along with more than 238,000 deaths.Pfizer coronavirus vaccine could be cleared by mid-December following release of data showing it is more than 90 percent effective|Laurie McGinley, Lena H. Sun, Carolyn Y. Johnson|November 10, 2020|Washington Post
Walmart is actually defying the logic embraced so grimly by Sears, Kmart, and millions of citizen-shoppers.
Savage Coast uses this technique to great effect, especially as the novel builds to its determined, grimly triumphant dénouement.The Art of Rediscovery: Muriel Rukeyser’s “Savage Coast”|Lauren Elkin|August 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Libertarians, of course, have grimly wished a pox on both their houses of Congress.
Ross Douthat has a grimly ironic take on sequestration: Yes it's dumb, but so are we.
In the Financial Times today, business leader Mortimer Zuckerman grimly summarizes the crisis in American jobs and wages.We're Going to Need a Bigger Raft to Fight the Jobs Crisis|David Frum|January 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
"I'm not going to act any other way until I get some protection from peeping," Kennon said grimly.The Lani People|J. F. Bone
"Life-saving seems to soften the heart," she reflected, grimly, conscious as always of her own reactions.Dangerous Ages|Rose Macaulay
Marilla, looking old and worn and tired, got up and marched Davy grimly out of the kitchen.Anne Of The Island|Lucy Maud Montgomery
Villiam rattled his good sword Escalibar4in its scabbard, and says he, grimly, "We are met together for that purpose."The Orpheus C. Kerr Papers. Series 3|Robert H. Newell
They fought sternly, grimly, as men who had made up their minds to die.Campfire and Battlefield|Rossiter Johnson