Search Result for "grim":
1. not to be placated or appeased or moved by entreaty;
- Example: "grim determination"
- Example: "grim necessity"
- Example: "Russia's final hour, it seemed, approached with inexorable certainty"
- Example: "relentless persecution"
- Example: "the stern demands of parenthood"
[syn: grim, inexorable, relentless, stern, unappeasable, unforgiving, unrelenting]
2. shockingly repellent; inspiring horror;
- Example: "ghastly wounds"
- Example: "the grim aftermath of the bombing"
- Example: "the grim task of burying the victims"
- Example: "a grisly murder"
- Example: "gruesome evidence of human sacrifice"
- Example: "macabre tales of war and plague in the Middle ages"
- Example: "macabre tortures conceived by madmen"
[syn: ghastly, grim, grisly, gruesome, macabre, sick]
3. harshly ironic or sinister;
- Example: "black humor"
- Example: "a grim joke"
- Example: "grim laughter"
- Example: "fun ranging from slapstick clowning ... to savage mordant wit"
[syn: black, grim, mordant]
4. harshly uninviting or formidable in manner or appearance;
- Example: "a dour, self-sacrificing life"
- Example: "a forbidding scowl"
- Example: "a grim man loving duty more than humanity"
- Example: "undoubtedly the grimmest part of him was his iron claw"- J.M.Barrie
[syn: dour, forbidding, grim]
5. filled with melancholy and despondency ;
- Example: "gloomy at the thought of what he had to face"
- Example: "gloomy predictions"
- Example: "a gloomy silence"
- Example: "took a grim view of the economy"
- Example: "the darkening mood"
- Example: "lonely and blue in a strange city"
- Example: "depressed by the loss of his job"
- Example: "a dispirited and resigned expression on her face"
- Example: "downcast after his defeat"
- Example: "feeling discouraged and downhearted"
[syn: gloomy, grim, blue, depressed, dispirited, down(p), downcast, downhearted, down in the mouth, low, low-spirited]
6. causing dejection;
- Example: "a blue day"
- Example: "the dark days of the war"
- Example: "a week of rainy depressing weather"
- Example: "a disconsolate winter landscape"
- Example: "the first dismal dispiriting days of November"
- Example: "a dark gloomy day"
- Example: "grim rainy weather"
[syn: blue, dark, dingy, disconsolate, dismal, gloomy, grim, sorry, drab, drear, dreary]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Grim \Grim\ (gr[i^]m), a. [Compar. Grimmer (-m[~e]r); superl. Grimmest (-m[e^]st).] [AS. grim; akin to G. grimm, equiv. to G. & D. grimmig, Dan. grim, grum, Sw. grym, Icel. grimmr, G. gram grief, as adj., hostile; cf. Gr. ?, a crushing sound, ? to neigh.] Of forbidding or fear-inspiring aspect; fierce; stern; surly; cruel; frightful; horrible. [1913 Webster] Whose grim aspect sets every joint a-shaking. --Shak. [1913 Webster] The ridges of grim war. --Milton. Syn: Syn.-- Fierce; ferocious; furious; horrid; horrible; frightful; ghastly; grisly; hideous; stern; sullen; sour. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
293 Moby Thesaurus words for "grim": Spartan, Spartanic, adamant, adamantine, affording no hope, alarming, anguished, anxious, apathetic, appalling, astounding, astringent, atrocious, austere, authoritarian, awe-inspiring, awesome, awful, baneful, barbarous, barfy, beastly, beetle-browed, black, black-browed, bleak, bloodthirsty, bored, brutal, brutish, bum, cast-iron, certain, cheerless, cheesy, cold, comfortless, crappy, creepy, cruel, crummy, dark, dead set, decided, decorous, dejected, demanding, demure, depressed, despairing, desperate, despondent, determined, dire, direful, dirty, disconsolate, discontented, disgusted, dismal, dogged, dour, dread, dreaded, dreadful, drear, drearisome, dreary, dumpish, earnest, eerie, evil, evil-favored, evil-looking, exacting, exigent, fell, feral, ferocious, fiendish, fierce, firm, fixed, flagitious, flinty, forbidding, foreboding, forlorn, formal, formidable, frightening, frightful, frowning, funebrial, funereal, ghastly, ghoulish, gloomy, glowering, glum, godawful, goshawful, grave, gray, grim-faced, grim-visaged, grisly, grotesque, gruesome, grum, hairy, hard, hard-core, hard-favored, hard-featured, hard-visaged, harrowing, harsh, headstrong, heartless, heinous, hideous, homicidal, hopeless, horrendous, horrible, horrid, horrific, horrifying, humorless, icky, ill-favored, ill-featured, ill-looking, immovable, immutable, implacable, impliable, in bad humor, in despair, inclement, inelastic, inevitable, inexorable, infestive, inflexible, inhuman, inhumane, iniquitous, intractable, intransigent, iron, irreconcilable, joyless, loathsome, long-faced, lowering, lurid, macabre, melancholy, merciless, meticulous, mirthless, miserable, monstrous, moodish, moody, mopey, moping, mopish, morbid, morose, mortal, mumpish, murderous, nauseated, nauseous, obdurate, obstinate, offensive, ominous, out of humor, out of sorts, pitiless, pleasureless, prey to malaise, punk, putrid, redoubtable, relentless, repelled, repugnant, repulsive, resolute, revolted, revolting, rigid, rigorous, rock-ribbed, rotten, rough, rugged, ruthless, sad, saturnine, savage, schrecklich, scowling, sedate, serious, set, severe, shitty, shocking, sickened, sinister, sober, sober-minded, sobersided, solemn, somber, sombrous, sorry, sorryish, staid, steadfast, steely, stern, stiff, stinking, stinky, stone-faced, stony, straight-faced, strict, stringent, stubborn, suffering angst, sulky, sullen, surly, terrible, terrific, terrifying, thoughtful, tough, tragic, tremendous, triste, truculent, unaffected, unalterable, unappeasable, unbending, unchangeable, uncheerful, uncheery, uncompromising, uneasy, unflinching, unforgiving, unfulfilled, ungentle, ungiving, ungratified, unhappy, unhopeful, unjoyful, unmirthful, unmoved, unmoving, unprepossessing, unquiet, unrelenting, unsatisfied, unsmiling, unsparing, unspeakable, unwavering, unyielding, vicious, vindictive, violent, vomity, weariful, wearisome, weary, weighty, wicked, without hope, wolfish, wretched, yecchy