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Grim vs. Somber

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Grimadjective

dismal and gloomy, cold and forbidding

‘Life was grim in many northern industrial towns.’;

Somberadjective

Dark or dreary in character; joyless, and grim.

Grimadjective

rigid and unrelenting

‘His grim determination enabled him to win.’;

Somberadjective

Dark; lacking color or brightness.

Grimadjective

ghastly or sinister

‘A grim castle overshadowed the village.’;

Somberverb

alternative form of sombre

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Grimadjective

disgusting; gross

‘- Wanna see the dead rat I found in my fridge?
- Mate, that is grim!’;

Somberadjective

Dull; dusky; somewhat dark; gloomy; as, a somber forest; a somber house.

Grimverb

To make grim; to give a stern or forbidding aspect to.

Somberadjective

Melancholy; sad; grave; depressing; as, a somber person; somber reflections.

‘The dinner was silent and somber; happily it was also short.’;

Grimnoun

(archaic) Anger, wrath.

Somberverb

To make somber, or dark; to make shady.

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Grimadjective

Of forbidding or fear-inspiring aspect; fierce; stern; surly; cruel; frightful; horrible.

‘Whose grim aspect sets every joint a-shaking.’; ‘The ridges of grim war.’;

Sombernoun

Gloom; obscurity; duskiness; somberness.

Grimadjective

not to be placated or appeased or moved by entreaty;

‘grim determination’; ‘grim necessity’; ‘Russia's final hour, it seemed, approached with inexorable certainty’; ‘relentless persecution’; ‘the stern demands of parenthood’;

Somberadjective

grave or even gloomy in character;

‘solemn and mournful music’; ‘a suit of somber black’; ‘a somber mood’;

Grimadjective

shockingly repellent; inspiring horror;

‘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’;

Somberadjective

lacking brightness or color; dull;

‘drab faded curtains’; ‘sober Puritan gray’; ‘children in somber brown clothes’;

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Grimadjective

harshly ironic or sinister;

‘black humor’; ‘a grim joke’; ‘grim laughter’; ‘fun ranging from slapstick clowning ... to savage mordant wit’;

Grimadjective

causing dejection;

‘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’;

Grimadjective

harshly uninviting or formidable in manner or appearance;

‘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’;

Grimadjective

characterized by hopelessness; filled with gloom;

‘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’;

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