- 1.1 (stern) [person/expression] adusto 1.2 (gloomy) [outlook/situation] nefasto, desalentador; [landscape] sombrío, lúgubre; [weather] deprimente; [truth] crudo these are grim times for industry corren tiempos muy negros para la industria the grim reality la cruda or dura realidadMás ejemplos en oraciones1.3 (unyielding) [struggle] denodado she carried on with grim determination siguió adelante, resuelta a no dejarse vencer with a grim smile sonriendo a pesar de todo
Más ejemplos en oraciones1.4 (sinister) [tale/joke] macabro
- 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.
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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.
Más ejemplos en oraciones1.5 (below par) [colloquial/familiar] [performance] penoso, desastroso I feel pretty grim me siento or me encuentro fatal [colloquial/familiar]
- 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.
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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.
- 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?
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
Paro is the name in Spain for both unemployment and unemployment benefit. The period for which paro can be claimed ranges from three months to a year, depending on how long a person has been working. The amount paid decreases over the period of unemployment.