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adjective grim pronunciation in American English /ɡrɪm/
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adjectivegrim
comparativegrimmer
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.
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    1. a.
      angry and pleased about something at the same time
      “Exactly what I expected,” he said with grim satisfaction.
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    2. b.
      very determined to do something
      a grim determination to do God’s will
  3. 3
    a grim place is ugly and unpleasant
    The house was lonely and rather grim.
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  4. 4
    mainly British informal not very enjoyable, usually because it is of bad quality
    The game was a bit grim.
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  5. 5
    informal sick
    I started to feel grim about an hour after lunch.
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