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

Translation of grim in Spanish:

adjective comparative grimmer superlative grimmest

  • 1 (stern)
    Example sentences
    • 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.
  • 2 (gloomy)
    these are grim times for industry
    corren tiempos muy negros para la industria
    the grim reality
    la cruda or dura realidad
    Example sentences
    • 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.
  • 3 (unyielding)
    she carried on with grim determination
    siguió adelante, resuelta a no dejarse vencer
    with a grim smile
    sonriendo a pesar de todo
    Example sentences
    • 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.
  • 4 (sinister)
    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.
  • 5 (below par) [colloquial]
    I feel pretty grim
    me siento or me encuentro fatal [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • 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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