adjetivo (grimmer, grimmest)
- 1Very serious or gloomy: his grim expressionMás ejemplos en oraciones
- 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.
- 1.1Depressing or worrying to consider: the grim news of the murderMás ejemplos en oraciones
- 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.
- 1.2(Of humour) lacking genuine levity; black: some moments of grim humourMás ejemplos en oraciones
- 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.
- 2(Especially of a place) unattractive or forbidding: rows of grim, dark housing developmentsMás ejemplos en oraciones
- 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?
- 2.1Unrelentingly harsh: few creatures thrive in this grim and hostile landMás ejemplos en oraciones
- 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.
- A personification of death in the form of a cloaked skeleton wielding a large scythe: he met the Grim Reaper a decade laterMás ejemplos en oraciones
- 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 deathMás ejemplos en oraciones
- 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.
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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.
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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.
Old English, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch grim and German grimm.