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
Prudence suggests that merchants should brace for an even grimmer spring 2021 than the academic calendars suggest.The pandemic is damaging the economic ecosystems around universities|Geoffrey Colvin|October 30, 2020|Fortune
Three out of 10 hotel employees in the country remain furloughed or laid off, according to the American Hotel and Lodging Association, putting hotel workers in the grim company of airline and restaurant employees.
If this week’s grim third-quarter earnings reports from both Visa and Mastercard are anything to go by — as reported by the Financial Times — the future isn’t bright.As Q4 gathers pace, the ad industry braces for long-lasting economic trauma|Seb Joseph|October 30, 2020|Digiday
The historical foundation of “The Cold Millions” offers a grim lesson in the endless struggle for better working conditions.
As grim as things are in Wisconsin today, the truth is that Covid-19 isn’t unstoppable.How pandemic fatigue and polarization led to Wisconsin’s massive Covid-19 outbreak|German Lopez|October 23, 2020|Vox
The whole process could have been a joyful PR interlude, replacing the current grind of grimness.
This longing for grimness actually has its own portmanteau word, ostalgie.
Hilda stabbed a great crisp fallen teak leaf with her parasol, and spent the grimness of this in twirling it.Hilda|Sarah Jeanette Duncan
Please observe Wiseman and Wishart; for incidental grimness, they strike me as in it.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25)|Robert Louis Stevenson
No doubt this grimness of Crozier was due to domestic trouble and not wholly to his own presence.You Never Know Your Luck, Complete|Gilbert Parker
"With our last cent," came the answer of the other man, and in the voice was grimness and enthusiasm.The White Desert|Courtney Ryley Cooper
But even from its grimness emanated the same faint, mysterious odor of cinnamon roses that lurked in the accompanying letter.Molly Make-Believe|Eleanor Hallowell Abbott