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Synonyms for grim

Synonyms for (adjective) grim

Synonyms: gruesome, grim, grisly, ghastly, sick, macabre Definition: shockingly repellent; inspiring horror Usage: 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

Similar words: alarming Definition: frightening because of an awareness of danger

Synonyms: gloomy, grim, sorry, dark, drab, drear, dreary, dingy, disconsolate, dismal, blue Definition: causing dejection Usage: 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

Similar words: cheerless, depressing, uncheerful Definition: causing sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy Usage: the economic outlook is depressing; something cheerless about the room; a moody and uncheerful person; an uncheerful place

Synonyms: down, down in the mouth, downcast, downhearted, dispirited, depressed, low, low-spirited, grim, gloomy, blue Definition: filled with melancholy and despondency Usage: 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

Similar words: dejected Definition: affected or marked by low spirits Usage: is dejected but trying to look cheerful

Synonyms: inexorable, grim, unrelenting, relentless, unappeasable, unforgiving, stern Definition: not to be placated or appeased or moved by entreaty Usage: grim determination; grim necessity; Russia's final hour, it seemed, approached with inexorable certainty; relentless persecution; the stern demands of parenthood

Similar words: implacable Definition: incapable of being placated Usage: an implacable enemy

Synonyms: grim, dour, forbidding Definition: harshly uninviting or formidable in manner or appearance Usage: 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

Similar words: unpleasant Definition: disagreeable to the senses, to the mind, or feelings Usage: an unpleasant personality; unpleasant repercussions; unpleasant odors

Synonyms: mordant, black, grim Definition: harshly ironic or sinister Usage: black humor; a grim joke; grim laughter; fun ranging from slapstick clowning ... to savage mordant wit

Similar words: sarcastic Definition: expressing or expressive of ridicule that wounds