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    grim - Dictionary definition and meaning for word grim

    Definition
    (adj) not to be placated or appeased or moved by entreaty
    Example Sentence
    • grim determination
    • grim necessity
    • Russia's final hour, it seemed, approached with inexorable certainty
    • relentless persecution
    • the stern demands of parenthood
    Definition
    (adj) shockingly repellent; inspiring horror
    Synonyms : ghastly , grisly , gruesome , macabre , sick
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (adj) harshly ironic or sinister
    Synonyms : black , mordant
    Example Sentence
    • black humor
    • a grim joke
    • grim laughter
    • fun ranging from slapstick clowning ... to savage mordant wit
    Definition
    (adj) harshly uninviting or formidable in manner or appearance
    Synonyms : dour , forbidding
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (adj) filled with melancholy and despondency
    Example Sentence
    • gloomy at the thought of what he had to face
    • gloomy predictions
    • a gloomy silence
    • took a grim view of the economy
    • the darkening mood
    • lonely and blue in a strange city
    • depressed by the loss of his job
    • a dispirited and resigned expression on her face
    • downcast after his defeat
    • feeling discouraged and downhearted
    Definition
    (adj) causing dejection
    Synonyms : blue , dark , dingy , disconsolate , dismal , drab , drear , dreary , gloomy , sorry
    Example Sentence
    • 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
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for grim

sounds like "dream" which may cause you fear.

grim(G=ghost,Rim=basketball rim)ghost in basketball rim at 12:pm night cause great fear.

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grim = g(ghost) + rim (rev); ghost speed up i.e dangerous & destroying situation.

Grim Reaper : angel of death.

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