- not to be placated or appeased or moved by entreaty
- filled with melancholy and despondency
"took a grim view of the economy"
- harshly uninviting or formidable in manner or appearance
"a grim man loving duty more than humanity"
"undoubtedly the grimmest part of him was his iron claw"
- Tom is grim.
- It's a grim world.
- Don't look so grim.
- The outlook is grim.
- That evening tea was partaken of in a grim silence.
- Marcia looked grim when I told her the story.
- In this line of work, if you make a grim face the customers won't come.
- The firemen's face was grim when he came out of the burning house.
- From the doctor's grim expression, it was clear he had somber news for the patient.