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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Grim  \Grim\,  a.  [Compar.  {Grimmer}  (-mer);  superl.  {Grimmest}.] 
  [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. 
 
  Whose  grim  aspect  sets  every  joint  a-shaking.  --Shak. 
 
  The  ridges  of  grim  war.  --Milton. 
 
  Syn:  Syn.--  Fierce;  ferocious;  furious;  horrid;  horrible; 
  frightful;  ghastly;  grisly;  hideous;  stern;  sullen; 
  sour. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  grim 
  adj  1:  not  to  be  placated  or  appeased  or  moved  by  entreaty;"grim 
  determination";  "grim  necessity";  "Russia's  final 
  hour,  it  seemed,  approached  with  inexorable 
  certainty";  "relentless  persecution";  "the  stern 
  demands  of  parenthood  [syn:  {inexorable},  {relentless}, 
  {stern},  {unappeasable},  {unforgiving},  {unrelenting}] 
  2:  shockingly  repellent;  inspiring  horror;  "ghastly  wounds"; 
  "the  grim  aftermath  of  the  bombing";  "the  grim  task  of 
  burying  the  victims";  "a  grisly  murder";  "gruesome 
  evidence  of  human  sacrifice";  "macabre  tales  of  war  and 
  plague  in  the  Middle  ages";  "macabre  tortures  conceived  by 
  madmen"  [syn:  {ghastly},  {grisly},  {gruesome},  {macabre}] 
  3:  harshly  ironic  or  sinister;  "black  humor";  "a  grim  joke"; 
  "grim  laughter";  "fun  ranging  from  slapstick  clowning  ... 
  to  savage  mordant  wit"  [syn:  {black},  {mordant}] 
  4:  causing  dejection;  "a  blue  day";  "the  dark  days  of  the  war"; 
  "a  week  of  rainy  depressing  weather";  "a  disconsolate 
  winter  landscape";  "the  first  dismal  dispiriting  days  of 
  November";  "a  dark  gloomy  day";  "grim  rainy  weather"  [syn: 
  {blue},  {dark},  {depressing},  {disconsolate},  {dismal},  {dispiriting}, 
  {gloomy}] 
  5:  harshly  uninviting  or  formidable  in  manner  or  appearance;  "a 
  dour,  self-sacrificing  life";  "a  forbidding  scowl";  "a 
  grim  man  loving  duty  more  than  humanity";  "undoubtedly  the 
  grimmest  part  of  him  was  his  iron  claw"-  J.M.Barrie  [syn: 
  {dour},  {forbidding}] 
  6:  characterized  by  hopelessness;  filled  with  gloom;  "gloomy  at 
  the  thought  of  what  he  had  to  face";  "gloomy  predictions"; 
  "a  gloomy  silence";  "took  a  grim  view  of  the  economy" 
  [syn:  {gloomy}] 




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