grim Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “grim” in the English Dictionary

"grim" in British English

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grimadjective

uk   us   /ɡrɪm/ (grimmer, grimmest)

grim adjective (WITHOUT HOPE)

C2 worrying, without ​hope: The ​future looks grim.
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grim adjective (SERIOUS)

C2 worried and ​serious or ​sad: Her ​face was grim as she told them the ​badnews. The ​expression on his ​face was one of grim determination. Later Mr Ashby ​left the ​court, grim-faced and ​silent.

grim adjective (UNPLEASANT)

C2 informal very ​unpleasant or ​ugly: a grim-looking ​block of ​flats
grimly
adverb uk   us   /ˈɡrɪm.li/
grimness
noun [U] uk   us   /ˈɡrɪm.nəs/
(Definition of grim from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"grim" in American English

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grimadjective [-er/-est only]

 us   /ɡrɪm/ (-mm-)

grim adjective [-er/-est only] (NOT GOOD)

not good; having no ​chance of a good ​result: The ​outlook for a ​fullrecovery was grim.

grim adjective [-er/-est only] (SERIOUS)

very ​serious and ​sad: The ​futurelooks grim for ​workers who are ​losingtheirjobs. He ​looked at us with a grim ​expression.
(Definition of grim from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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