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adjective grim pronunciation in American English /ɡrɪm/
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  1. 2
    very serious and unfriendly

    His face was set in a grim expression.

    Synonyms and related words
    1. a.
      angry and pleased about something at the same time

      Exactly what I expected,” he said with grim satisfaction.

    2. b.
      very determined to do something

      a grim determination to do God’s will

  2. 3
    a grim place is ugly and unpleasant

    The house was lonely and rather grim.

  3. 4
    mainly British informal not very enjoyable, usually because it is of bad quality

    The game was a bit grim.

  4. 5
    informal sick

    I started to feel grim about an hour after lunch.

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