Translation of grim in Spanish:
- 1.1 (stern)(person/expression)Example sentences1.2 (gloomy)
(weather)(truth)these are grim times for industrythe grim realitycorren tiempos muy negros para la industria1.3 (unyielding)la cruda or dura realidad(struggle)she carried on with grim determinationwith a grim smilesiguió adelante, resuelta a no dejarse vencersonriendo a pesar de todoExample sentences1.4 (sinister)
- 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.
- 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.
Example sentences1.5 (below par) [colloquial] I feel pretty grim
- 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.
me siento or me encuentro fatal [colloquial]Example sentences
- 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?
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