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grim / grim/ • adj. (grim·mer , grim·mest ) forbidding or uninviting: his grim expression long rows of grim, dark housing developments. ∎  (of humor) lacking genuine levity; mirthless; black: some moments of grim humor. ∎  depressing or worrying to consider: the grim news of the murder. ∎  allowing no compromise; stern; relentless: grim determination to succeed. ∎  unrelentingly harsh; merciless or severe: few creatures are able to thrive in this grim and hostile land. PHRASES: like grim death with great determination: we had to hold on like grim death.DERIVATIVES: grim·ly adv. grim·ness n.

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grim fierce, cruel OE.; stern or harsh of aspect or demeanour XIV; (of laughter, etc.) unrelenting XVII. OE. = OS. (Du.). OHG. grim (G. grimm), ON. grimmr :- Gmc. *ʒrimmaz, f. *ʒrem- *ʒram- (whence OE. gram angry, gremian make angry) :- IE. *ghrem- *ghrom- (whence Gr. khremizein neigh, OSl. gromí thunder).

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grim Grim Reaper a personification of death in the form of a cloaked skeleton wielding a large scythe; reaper in this sense is recorded from the mid 19th century.
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