Complete Definition of "grim"

English

Etymology
From OE. #Old English|grim.

Pronunciation
IPA|/grɪm/
audio|en-us-grim.ogg|Audio (US)

:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ɪm|-ɪm

Adjective
en-adj|grimm|er

  1. dismal and gloomy, cold and forbidding

#* It was grim in the northern industrial town

  1. rigid and unrelenting

#* His grim determination enabled him to win

  1. ghastly or sinister

#* The grim castle overshadowed the village

Translations
Finnish: synkkä (1), tuima (2), kauhea (3)
Maori: muha


Danish

Adjective
grim

  1. ugly

Old English

Etymology
From Germanic *grimmaz, from Indo-European *ghrem- ‘to thunder’. Cognate with Old Saxon #Old Saxon|grim, Old High German #Old High German|grim (German grimm), Old Norse grimmr (Danish #Danish|grim), Swedish grym; and with Greek χρεμίζω, Old Church Slavonic грьмѣти (Russian греметь), Latvian gremt.

Pronunciation
IPA|/grɪm/
audio|en-us-grim.ogg|Audio (US)

Adjective
grim

  1. fierce, severe, terrible

Category:Old English adjectives

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