Synonyms of grim in English:
1 she took in his grim expression
formidable, strict, dour, harsh;
steely, flinty, stony;
fierce, ferocious, threatening, menacing;
cross, churlish, crabbed, surly, sour, ill-tempered, unsmiling;
cruel, ruthless, merciless
British informal boot-faced
[Antonyms] amiable, pleasant
3 the asylum holds some grim secrets
6 there was grim determination in every line of her face
unyielding, uncompromising, unbending, unwavering, unfaltering, unshakeable, intractable, adamant, inflexible;
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