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English definition of “grim”

grim

adjective (SERIOUS)    /ɡrɪm/ (grimmer, grimmest)
C2 worried and serious or sad: Her face was grim as she told them the bad news. The expression on his face was one of grim determination. Later Mr Ashby left the court, grim-faced and silent.Feeling sad and unhappyAnxious and worried grimly     /ˈɡrɪm.li/ adverb grimness     /ˈɡrɪm.nəs/ noun [U] Serious and unpleasantNot attractive to look atInformal words for badNot hopeful
(Definition of grim adjective (SERIOUS) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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