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grim

 
 
pronunciation:
grIm
part of speech: adjective
inflections: grimmer, grimmest
definition 1: stern or harsh.
The sheriff's face looked grim as he rode out to find the cattle thieves.
synonyms:
harsh, stern
antonyms:
lenient
similar words:
strict
definition 2: horrible or frightening in a very serious way.
The battlefield was a grim sight on the morning after the battle.
synonyms:
brutal, gruesome, ominous, repellent, sinister
antonyms:
pleasant
similar words:
ghastly, horrible
definition 3: lacking cheerfulness or hope; gloomy.
The prison cell was dark and grim.
synonyms:
dismal, dreary, gloomy
antonyms:
bright, cheerful, hopeful, lighthearted, sunny
similar words:
dismal, dreary, miserable, somber, sullen
derivations: grimly (adv.), grimness (n.)