dismal and gloomy, cold and forbidding
‘Life was grim in many northern industrial towns.’;
Dark or dreary in character; joyless, and grim.
rigid and unrelenting
‘His grim determination enabled him to win.’;
Dark; lacking color or brightness.
ghastly or sinister
‘A grim castle overshadowed the village.’;
alternative form of sombre
‘- Wanna see the dead rat I found in my fridge?
- Mate, that is grim!’;
Dull; dusky; somewhat dark; gloomy; as, a somber forest; a somber house.
To make grim; to give a stern or forbidding aspect to.
Melancholy; sad; grave; depressing; as, a somber person; somber reflections.
‘The dinner was silent and somber; happily it was also short.’;
(archaic) Anger, wrath.
To make somber, or dark; to make shady.
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.’;
Gloom; obscurity; duskiness; somberness.
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’;
grave or even gloomy in character;
‘solemn and mournful music’; ‘a suit of somber black’; ‘a somber mood’;
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’;
lacking brightness or color; dull;
‘drab faded curtains’; ‘sober Puritan gray’; ‘children in somber brown clothes’;
harshly ironic or sinister;
‘black humor’; ‘a grim joke’; ‘grim laughter’; ‘fun ranging from slapstick clowning ... to savage mordant wit’;
‘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’;
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’;
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’;