Definición de grim en inglés:

grim

Saltos de línea: grim
Pronunciación: /grɪm
 
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adjetivo (grimmer, grimmest)

1Very serious or gloomy: his grim expression
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  • But she could see everyone else paying close attention, their expressions slowly becoming more serious and grim.
  • She looked up to see his grim expression and immediately sobered.
  • This time, none of them were laughing; they looked grim and serious.
Sinónimos
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
1.1Depressing or worrying to consider: the grim news of the murder
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  • With these grim figures to consider, it is expected that Carlow would be one of the first test centres in the country to benefit from any forthcoming additional resources.
  • The alternative - settling for economic, cultural and demographic stagnation - is too grim to consider.
  • This could be grim news for millions of consumers whose life savings are invested in pensions, endowments and other savings contracts.
Sinónimos
1.2(Of humour) lacking genuine levity; black: some moments of grim humour
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  • Most of us use grim humour to cope with life's dark side.
  • Sitting in the shade of the fig trees in Westminster's bustling Portcullis House last week, Ian Cawsey recalled with grim humour the moment when he almost died.
  • But somehow, that sort of irreverent, grim humor doesn't seem appropriate.
Sinónimos
black, dark, mirthless, bleak, cynical, fatalistic
2(Especially of a place) unattractive or forbidding: rows of grim, dark housing developments
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  • The rear of Selfridges is a grim place, just a service road lined by characterless buildings, and totally unlike the elegance of the imposing frontage.
  • They live in a house in the most unpromising of territory - a grim estate on the Charlton-Woolwich boundary - yet the interior of their home is fantastic.
  • Ever wondered how the NHS struggles by in the grotty, run-down and ultimately grim areas of this country?
Sinónimos
2.1Unrelentingly harsh: few creatures thrive in this grim and hostile land
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  • Rural life is shown as harsh and grim where the ablest and younger peasants sought to escape to the factories in the cities.
  • The lives of agricultural and urban workers would have been just as grim.
  • Others are angry but matter-of-fact about a lifestyle that seems unbearably grim to the outsider.
Sinónimos

Origen

Old English, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch grim and German grimm.

Frases

the Grim Reaper

A personification of death in the form of a cloaked skeleton wielding a large scythe: he met the Grim Reaper a decade later
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  • Crucially, no-one else had died in Emmerdale over Christmas so it was odds-on the Grim Reaper was sharpening his scythe for someone come the turn of New Year.

like (or for) grim death

British With great determination: we had to hold on like grim death
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  • I couldn't hear a thing - I just held on for grim death.
  • Moments later they were hanging on for grim death.
  • If you dare look outside while you are clinging on for grim death, you see the bus is a few inches from the dawdling car in front, the airhorn urging the driver to move it, or move over.

Derivativos

grimly

adverbio
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  • England had to hang on grimly throughout the second-half as Ireland laid siege to their territory.
  • The film showed police officers grimly interviewing young offenders in a way that was both shocking and revealing.
  • The looked at us grimly and shook their heads when i waved our tickets at them.

grimness

sustantivo
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  • Russians can have a seriousness that borders on grimness.
  • Some of the elite recognised that high art could compensate for the deficits of capitalist society; beautiful paintings could make the grimness of everyday life a little easier to bear.
  • My hostel, on first encounter, had an institutional grimness defying the more immediate forms of description.

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