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Synonyms for grim
grɪm

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. grim, inexorable, relentless, stern, unappeasable, unforgiving, unrelenting(adj)

    not to be placated or appeased or moved by entreaty

    "grim determination"; "grim necessity"; "Russia's final hour, it seemed, approached with inexorable certainty"; "relentless persecution"; "the stern demands of parenthood"

    Synonyms:
    down(p), dispirited, downcast, intransigent, brutal, exacting, severe, forbidding, persistent, austere, dismal, dark, sick, disconsolate, black, grisly, low, unrelenting, down in the mouth, stern, blue, unappeasable, gruesome, macabre, downhearted, mordant, stark, dour, adamantine, strict, relentless, unforgiving, sorry, gloomy, drab, ghastly, depressed, dingy, inexorable, dreary, drear, low-spirited, adamant

    Antonyms:
    unsarcastic, elated, pleasant, unalarming, cheerful, placable

  2. ghastly, grim, grisly, gruesome, macabre, sick(adj)

    shockingly repellent; inspiring horror

    "ghastly wounds"; "the grim aftermath of the bombing"; "the grim task of burying the victims"; "a grisly murder"; "gruesome evidence of human sacrifice"; "macabre tales of war and plague in the Middle ages"; "macabre tortures conceived by madmen"

    Synonyms:
    down(p), dispirited, downcast, nauseous, wan, disgusted, pale, forbidding, dismal, dark, charnel, sick, demented, disconsolate, sepulchral, black, gloomy, low, unbalanced, pallid, unrelenting, down in the mouth, stern, blue, disturbed, brainsick, unappeasable, gruesome, macabre, downhearted, sickish, ill, nauseated, mordant, sick(p), unhinged, dour, fed up(p), mad, low-spirited, relentless, unforgiving, sorry, crazy, drab, ghastly, depressed, dingy, inexorable, dreary, queasy, drear, grisly, sick of(p), tired of(p)

    Antonyms:
    elated, unsarcastic, pleasant, cheerful, unalarming, placable

  3. black, grim, mordant(adj)

    harshly ironic or sinister

    "black humor"; "a grim joke"; "grim laughter"; "fun ranging from slapstick clowning ... to savage mordant wit"

    Synonyms:
    blackened, dispirited, opprobrious, bootleg, black-market, disgraceful, calamitous, macabre, dismal, dark, sick, disconsolate, black, fateful, down in the mouth, unforgiving, low, smuggled, unrelenting, inglorious, stern, dim, pitch-dark, fatal, unappeasable, gruesome, ghastly, pitch-black, downhearted, low-spirited, mordant, down(p), dour, downcast, contraband, erosive, shameful, disastrous, smutty, relentless, corrosive, forbidding, ignominious, sorry, vitriolic, gloomy, drab, bleak, depressed, dingy, inexorable, dreary, drear, grisly, caustic, blue, sinister

    Antonyms:
    unsarcastic, pleasant, cheerful, placable, elated, unalarming

  4. dour, forbidding, grim(adj)

    harshly uninviting or formidable in manner or appearance

    "a dour, self-sacrificing life"; "a forbidding scowl"; "a grim man loving duty more than humanity"; "undoubtedly the grimmest part of him was his iron claw"- J.M.Barrie

    Synonyms:
    down(p), dispirited, ominous, pertinacious, baleful, forbidding, sullen, dogged, dark, moody, disconsolate, threatening, glum, black, grisly, drear, minatory, low, unrelenting, down in the mouth, stern, blue, glowering, unappeasable, gruesome, sour, sinister, macabre, downhearted, saturnine, tenacious, mordant, drab, dour, downcast, menacing, unyielding, low-spirited, relentless, unforgiving, sick, gloomy, morose, ghastly, depressed, sorry, dingy, inexorable, dreary, dismal, persistent, minacious

    Antonyms:
    elated, placable, unalarming, cheerful, pleasant, unsarcastic

  5. gloomy, grim, blue, depressed, dispirited, down(p), downcast, downhearted, down in the mouth, low, low-spirited(adj)

    filled with melancholy and despondency

    "gloomy at the thought of what he had to face"; "gloomy predictions"; "a gloomy silence"; "took a grim view of the economy"; "the darkening mood"; "lonely and blue in a strange city"; "depressed by the loss of his job"; "a dispirited and resigned expression on her face"; "downcast after his defeat"; "feeling discouraged and downhearted"

    Antonyms:
    unalarming, pleasant, placable, cheerful, unsarcastic, elated

  6. blue, dark, dingy, disconsolate, dismal, gloomy, grim, sorry, drab, drear, dreary(adj)

    causing dejection

    "a blue day"; "the dark days of the war"; "a week of rainy depressing weather"; "a disconsolate winter landscape"; "the first dismal dispiriting days of November"; "a dark gloomy day"; "grim rainy weather"

    Synonyms:
    black, blueish, non-white, gloomful, stern, unappeasable, ghastly, moody, forbidding, relentless, dingy, raunchy, bluish, mordant, sorry, risque, gruesome, depressed, dirty, gamey, down in the mouth, low, sinister, olive-drab, lamentable, muddied, unrelenting, sullen, juicy, sulky, bad, gloomy, meritless, low-spirited, saturnine, good-for-naught, dispirited, gamy, down(p), grisly, good-for-nothing, dark, naughty, unconsolable, benighted, sad, muddy, sober, gentle, grubby, grungy, dark-skinned, aristocratic, inconsolable, racy, regretful, somber, spicy, blue-blooded, blue, puritanical, no-count, drear, macabre, disconsolate, no-account, dreary, grimy, coloured, inexorable, puritanic, aristocratical, no-good, deplorable, glowering, morose, pitiful, patrician, profane, blasphemous, sombre, drab, glum, unforgiving, glooming, sour, blue(a), downcast, downhearted, distressing, dour, obscure, sick, dismal, begrimed

    Antonyms:
    unalarming, pleasant, placable, elated, cheerful, unsarcastic

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. grim

    Synonyms:
    fierce, ferocious, terrible, hideous, ugly, ghastly, sullen, stern

    Antonyms:
    mild, docile, attractive, placid, benign

Editors Contribution

  1. appalling

    when you get astounded or you get feared by a horrific thing

    the sight of black cat grimed at me.

    Submitted by rinat on August 19, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. grim(a.)

    Synonyms:
    fierce, ferocious, ruthless, cruel, savage

  2. grim(a.)

    Synonyms:
    frightful, horrible, hideous, grisly, appalling, dire, horrid, terrific, dreadful, of forbidding look

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How to use grim in a sentence?

  1. Arabella Carter-Johnson:

    I'm hopeful for more improvements, one day, I want her to be able to get a job and live independently, and we will try our absolute best to make that happen. Autism doesn't have to be this grim diagnosis -- it's seeing the brilliance in differences and embracing those.

  2. Janet Yellen:

    The economic and financial news has been grim, things are now so bad that I actually open the Greenbook with greater trepidation than my 401(k).

  3. Angela Ferguson:

    He kept saying, don't look at me bitch, I'm the Grim Reaper. So he kept hitting me in my face, and doing blows to the head, so I did this, and I said please, please, why is you doing this?

  4. Charles Koch:

    Twenty-seven years ago, David was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer and given a grim prognosis of a few years to live, david liked to say that a combination of brilliant doctors, state-of-the-art medications and his own stubbornness kept the cancer at bay. We can all be grateful that it did, because he was able to touch so many more lives as a result.

  5. Jeff King:

    Father Josiah Trenham said. The incident took place on April 12, some four months after a terror attack left 14 dead in nearby San Bernardino, and just over three months before a French priest was killed by ISIS-linked jihadists in his church. The events, whether far or near, underscore a grim new reality for pastors such as Father Josiah Trenham : Instead of offering sanctuary from evil, churches could in fact be attractive targets for terror. Many churches are now hiring self-defense instructors for classes or security guards that include off-duty police, said Ryan Mauro, a professor of Homeland Security at Liberty University and national security analyst for the Clarion Project. If you are an Islamist terrorist seeking self-glory, executing a priest will bring you more attention than executing an average civilian. While no lethal terror attacks have occurred inside a U.S. church to date, experts like Jeff King, president of International Christian Concern, notes the threat tally is growing. I'm pretty sure there will be attacks in the future, until [ radical Islam is defeated ], we can expect Christians, including in the West, to rationally tighten security measures and try to protect themselves from attack. In February, Khial Abu-Rayyan, 21, of Dearborn Heights, Mich., was arrested after Khial Abu-Rayyan told an undercover The FBI agent Khial Abu-Rayyan was preparing to shoot up a major church near Khial Abu-Rayyan home on behalf of ISIS. A month earlier, the Rev. Roger Spradlin of Valley Baptist Church – one of the biggest congregations in Bakersfield, Calif. – told attendees that they had received a threat written in Arabic. Undercover officers were then placed during worship services.


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