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grim
British English: /ɡrɪm/
American English: /ɡrɪm/

Translation of grim in French:

adjective

  • 1 (depressing)
    (news, town, prison)
    sinistre
    (sight, conditions)
    effroyable
    (reality)
    dur
    her future looks grim
    son avenir a l'air sombre
    it's a grim reminder of war
    cela nous remet en mémoire la guerre dans toute son horreur
  • 2 (unrelenting)
    (struggle)
    acharné
    (resolve)
    terrible
    to hold onto somebody like grim death
    s'agripper à quelqu'un de toutes ses forces
  • 3 (unsmiling)
    (expression)
    grave
    to be grim-faced
    avoir l'air grave
  • 4
    [informal]
    (poor)
    (accommodation, food)
    très mauvais
    you look grim
    tu n'as pas l'air bien du tout (informal)
    I'm feeling pretty grim (ill)
    je ne me sens pas bien
    (depressed)
    je n'ai pas le moral (informal)

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