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adjective American English pronunciation: grim /ɡrɪm/ 
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superlativegrimmest

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  1. 1
    grim news, situations, or events are unpleasant and make you feel upset and worried

    The future looks pretty grim.

    the grim reality of unemployment

  2. 2
    very serious and unfriendly

    His face was set in a grim expression.

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

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

  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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