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synonyms for grim

  • bleak
  • cruel
  • ghastly
  • gloomy
  • glum
  • grisly
  • gruesome
  • harsh
  • horrid
  • ominous
  • shocking
  • somber
  • sour
  • stern
  • terrible
  • austere
  • barbarous
  • cantankerous
  • churlish
  • crabbed
  • crusty
  • dogged
  • ferocious
  • fierce
  • forbidding
  • foreboding
  • formidable
  • frightful
  • funereal
  • glowering
  • grouchy
  • grumpy
  • hideous
  • implacable
  • inexorable
  • intractable
  • merciless
  • morose
  • relentless
  • resolute
  • ruthless
  • scowling
  • severe
  • sinister
  • splenetic
  • stubborn
  • sulky
  • sullen
  • surly
  • truculent
  • unrelenting
  • unyielding
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antonyms for grim

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  • bright
  • cheerful
  • comforting
  • encouraging
  • gentle
  • good
  • happy
  • joyful
  • kind
  • light
  • nice
  • pleasant
  • pleasing
  • pretty
  • sunny
  • wonderful
  • hopeful
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How to use grim in a sentence

The Council is also set to hear from city staff Tuesday on the grim five-year outlook for funding all the necessary improvements to the city’s roads, streets, drains, pipes and all the rest.
SAN DIEGO’S INFRASTRUCTURE DEFICIT IS REALLY A STORMWATER DEFICITANDREW KEATTSFEBRUARY 8, 2021VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
It’s because of surfing that I still know how to smile when things are otherwise grim.
THE SPARK AFTER THE DARKNESSBONNIE TSUIFEBRUARY 6, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
Regulators increasingly viewed Amazon as a threat to competition, and the company’s own workers at times told grim tales about their mistreatment, as they sought to carry out Bezos’s mission to create a consumer-first “everything store.”
JEFF BEZOS STEPPING DOWN AS AMAZON CEO, TRANSITIONING TO EXECUTIVE CHAIR ROLEJAY GREENE, TONY ROMMFEBRUARY 4, 2021WASHINGTON POST
He warned it will be a months-long and difficult process to distribute vaccines, and characterized himself as a “straight shooter” for offering that grim timeline.
HOGAN URGES RESILIENCE IN STATE OF STATE SPEECH, WARNS OF GRIM VACCINATION TIMELINEERIN COX, OVETTA WIGGINSFEBRUARY 4, 2021WASHINGTON POST
If one can summon any optimism nearly a year into a grim and persistent pandemic, this is the moment to do it.
WELCOME TO THE “NEW” ISSUE OF THE HIGHLIGHTVOX STAFFFEBRUARY 1, 2021VOX
What matters to these lovers – and ultimately, to “Supernova” – is how they can each make peace with a grim but inevitable future, so they can find the strength to face it together as a couple.
FIRTH, TUCCI FACE TRAGEDY WITH RESTRAINT IN ‘SUPERNOVA’JOHN PAUL KINGJANUARY 26, 2021WASHINGTON BLADE
Since the global pandemic began, one of the grimmer features of daily life has been watching the coronavirus death count tick up and up as the months have gone by.
FEWER CHILDREN DIED IN 2020, DESPITE THE PANDEMIC. EXPERTS ARE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHYEMILY BARONEJANUARY 14, 2021TIME
Although figures for the entire year won't be available for some time, the NHTSA has calculated the death toll on our roads for the first nine months of 2020, and the news is grim.
DESPITE COVID-19 LOCKDOWNS, AMERICAN ROADS ARE GETTING MUCH DEADLIERJONATHAN M. GITLINJANUARY 14, 2021ARS TECHNICA
Her death was part of the grim toll of a riot that left five people dead, including a Capitol Police officer, vandalized the seat of American democracy and left the nation shaken.
'OUR FIRST MARTYR.' HOW ASHLI BABBITT IS BEING TURNED INTO A FAR-RIGHT RECRUITING TOOLVERA BERGENGRUENJANUARY 10, 2021TIME
It is fun to talk about it and laugh now, but when facing that wall of water, I had an ugly, grim feeling.
OUR FAVORITE COMMENTS OF THE YEARTHOMAS LINDECEMBER 23, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
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