Synonyms of grim in English:

grim

adjective

  • 1 his grim expression
    stern, forbidding, uninviting, unsmiling, dour, formidable, harsh, steely, flinty, stony; cross, churlish, surly, sour, ill-tempered; fierce, ferocious, threatening, menacing, implacable, ruthless, merciless
    [Antonyms] amiable pleasant
  • 2 grim humor
    black, dark, mirthless, bleak, cynical
    [Antonyms] lighthearted
  • 3 the asylum holds some grim secrets
    dreadful, dire, ghastly, horrible, horrendous, horrid, terrible, awful, appalling, frightful, shocking, unspeakable, grisly, gruesome, hideous, macabre; depressing, distressing, upsetting, worrying, unpleasant
  • 4 a grim little hovel
    [Antonyms] cheery
  • 5 grim determination
    [Antonyms] irresolute
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