Synonyms of grim in English:

grim

adjective

  • 1 she took in his grim expression
    stern, forbidding, uninviting, unapproachable, aloof, distant;
    formidable, strict, dour, harsh;
    steely, flinty, stony;
    fierce, ferocious, threatening, menacing;
    cross, churlish, crabbed, surly, sour, ill-tempered, unsmiling;
    cruel, ruthless, merciless
    British informal boot-faced
    [Antonyms] amiable, pleasant
  • 2 she was caught between a rock and a hard place, she realized with grim humour
    black, dark, mirthless, bleak, cynical, fatalistic
    [Antonyms] light-hearted
  • 3 the asylum holds some grim secrets
    grisly, gruesome, hideous, disgusting, revolting, gory, macabre, morbid;
    depressing, distressing, upsetting, worrying, concerning, unpleasant, disagreeable
  • 5 two beasts locked in grim combat
    merciless, cruel, ruthless, pitiless, savage, vicious, brutal, harsh, severe
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    Word of the day retroflex
    Pronunciation: ˈrɛtrə(ʊ)flɛks
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