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Very serious or gloomy in expression or demeanor
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“He had dark circles under his eyes and a grim expression on his face.”
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Horrifying or terrifying to the senses
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“The grim discovery of a dead man in a Govan flat was one of the most sensational murders Glasgow has known.”
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Dismal and gloomy, cold and forbidding
“It is a grim story about an aspiring scriptwriter who becomes involved in a triangle involving a young would-be starlet and her sister, a singer.”
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Unrelentingly harsh
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“The residents of Iron City lived and worked in grim conditions while dreaming of a life in the aerial city of Zalem.”
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Determined and unrelenting in one's resolve
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“Sam wiped away her tears of joy and donned a look of grim determination.”
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Lacking genuine levity or mirth
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“Ian Cawsey recalled with grim humor the moment when he almost died.”
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Lacking in health or wellbeing
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“We are shivering, wrapped up in our shawls, feeling grim with cold hands and feet.”
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Of low or poor quality
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“The grim quality of army food convinced him there was a place in professional cooking for the low-priced, preserved, dried, and canned goods then beginning to appear on the market.”
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In a state of unhappiness or despondency
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Extremely serious or urgent
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Resembling or suggestive of death
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Harshly sarcastic or satirical in nature
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(of a person) Lacking sophistication or refinement
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Anti-utopian
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Not easy to please or satisfy
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Resembling a squawk
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Of or stained with blood
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To a total, utter or complete degree
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Unpleasant or offensive due to being dirty or slovenly
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Consumed by stress, worry or anxiety
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Plain, unembellished and straight to the point, often uncomfortably so
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