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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Stern, harsh or unpleasant.

Usage examples (41)
  • No lot is so hard, no aspect of things is so grim, but it relaxes before a hearty laugh.
  • grim determination
  • He rested his crossbow on his shoulder, his expression grim.
  • “Things are not the same, my wife,” he said, his expression grim. for more
Tutoring comment
  • A lion can be "grim" (fierce or cruel) while it is hunting a "grimme" (a kind of small antelope). Note: "Grime" is dirt that is usually on someone or something.
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