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Synonyms for grim
grɪm

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  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. Mark Cohen:

    They're not going to have a great Christmas, they're going to have a less grim Christmas, but it's nothing more than an extended going out of business sale.

  2. George Sithole:

    I ask my pupils why they did not come to school and they reply that it is because there is no food at home, the situation is grim.

  3. Renowned Australian scientist David Goodall:

    Why should it make me sad? i don’t regard it as grim, I regard it as natural.

  4. Emily Lau:

    The situation here is pretty grim ... it's not just the pro-democracy camp, but the business community, the professional people, the grassroots people, they are all deeply unhappy, dissatisfied, frustrated and some feel hopeless.

  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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