dismal and gloomy, cold and forbidding
‘Life was grim in many northern industrial towns.’;
Displeasing to the eye; not aesthetically pleasing.
rigid and unrelenting
‘His grim determination enabled him to win.’;
Displeasing to the ear or some other sense.
ghastly or sinister
‘A grim castle overshadowed the village.’;
Offensive to one's sensibilities or morality.
‘He played an ugly trick on us.’;
‘- Wanna see the dead rat I found in my fridge?
- Mate, that is grim!’;
Ill-natured; crossgrained; quarrelsome.
‘an ugly temper; to feel ugly’;
To make grim; to give a stern or forbidding aspect to.
Unpleasant; disagreeable; likely to cause trouble or loss.
‘an ugly rumour; an ugly customer; an ugly wound’; ‘With all this competition, expect things to get ugly.’;
(archaic) Anger, wrath.
Offensive to the sight; contrary to beauty; being of disagreeable or loathsome aspect; unsightly; repulsive; deformed.
‘The ugly view of his deformed crimes.’; ‘Like the toad, ugly and venomous.’; ‘O, I have passed a miserable night,So full of ugly sights, of ghastly dreams.’;
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.’;
Ill-natured; crossgrained; quarrelsome; as, an ugly temper; to feel ugly.
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’;
Unpleasant; disagreeable; likely to cause trouble or loss; as, an ugly rumor; an ugly customer.
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’;
A shade for the face, projecting from the bonnet.
harshly ironic or sinister;
‘black humor’; ‘a grim joke’; ‘grim laughter’; ‘fun ranging from slapstick clowning ... to savage mordant wit’;
To make ugly.
‘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’;
displeasing to the senses and morally revolting;
‘an ugly face’; ‘ugly furniture’; ‘war is ugly’;
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’;
deficient in beauty;
‘ugly gray slums’;
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’;
inclined to anger or bad feelings with overtones of menace;
‘a surly waiter’; ‘an ugly frame of mind’;
‘would do something as despicable as murder’; ‘ugly crimes’; ‘the vile development of slavery appalled them’;
threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments;
‘a baleful look’; ‘forbidding thunderclouds’; ‘his tone became menacing’; ‘ominous rumblings of discontent’; ‘sinister storm clouds’; ‘a sinister smile’; ‘his threatening behavior’; ‘ugly black clouds’; ‘the situation became ugly’;
‘an atrocious automobile accident’; ‘a frightful crime of decapitation’; ‘an alarming, even horrifying, picture’; ‘war is beyond all words horrible’; ‘an ugly wound’;