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Very serious or gloomy
“Half an hour later, the men came home - trying not to look grim and worried.”
Depressing or worrying to consider
“Such grim and gloomy comparisons between today's economic slowdown and those of yesteryear are common.”
Dismal and gloomy, cold and forbidding
“A couple of blocks away from the muzak and smooth elevators of the mall, I arrived at a grim neighbourhood of porn cinemas and shuffling vagrants.”
Unrelentingly harsh
“These tenant farmers often lived grim and bleak existences.”
Rigid and unrelenting
“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.”
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