US: /ˈɡɹɪm/
UK: /ɡɹˈɪm/

English Vietnamese dictionary

grim /grim/
  • tính từ
    • dữ tợn, tàn nhẫn, nhẫn tâm, ác nghiệt
      • a grim face: nét mặt dữ tợn đầy sát khí
      • a grim smile: nụ cười nham hiểm
      • a grim battle: cuộc chiến đấu ác liệt
    • không lay chuyển được
      • grim determination: quyết tâm không lay chuyển được

Advanced English dictionary

+ adjective (grimmer, grimmest)
1 looking or sounding very serious: a grim face / look / smile + She looked grim. + with a look of grim determination on his face + He set about the task with grim concentration. + grim-faced policemen
2 unpleasant and depressing: grim news + We face the grim prospect of still higher unemployment. + Despite the grim forecast, the number of deaths was slightly down on last year. + The outlook is pretty grim. + This latest attack is a grim reminder of how vulnerable our airports are to terrorist attack. + Booth paints a grim picture of life in the next century. + a grim struggle for survival + Things are looking grim for workers in the building industry.
3 (of a place or building) not attractive; depressing: The house looked grim and dreary in the rain. + the grim walls of the prison
4 [not before noun] (BrE, informal) ill: I feel pretty grim this morning.
5 [not usually before noun] (BrE, informal) of very low quality: Their performance was fairly grim, I'm afraid!
grimly adverb: 'It won't be easy,' he said grimly. + grimly determined
grimness noun [U]: The novel depicts the grimness of life for the unemployed in Salford.
Idioms: hang / hold on for / like grim death (BrE) (also hang / hold on for dear life AmE, BrE) (informal) to hold sb/sth very tightly because you are afraid

Thesaurus dictionary

1 stern, severe, unrelenting, resolute, uncompromising, unyielding, inflexible, adamant, stony, iron, unbending, firm, intractable, unflinching, unmoving, unmoved, implacable, inexorable, determined, steadfast, (dead) set, fixed, decided, obstinate, headstrong, stubborn, obdurate, dogged, unwavering:
By controlling the purse strings, she kept a grim hold over the family
2 forbidding, formidable, harsh, ferocious, fierce, cruel, savage, merciless, heartless, ruthless, pitiless, vicious, brutal, brutish, feral, inhuman, fiendish, violent, bloodthirsty, murderous, homicidal, fell:
A grim pack of howling wolves loped after our sledge.
3 dire, dreadful, ghastly, awful, frightful, frightening, sinister, hideous, horrid, horrific, horrible, horrendous, terrible, terrifying, terrific, harrowing, dread, alarming, appalling, grotesque, gruesome, eerie, macabre, flagitious, heinous, evil, wicked, iniquitous, atrocious, monstrous:
Before me appeared the ghostly apparition of the Grim Reaper.

Concise English dictionary

+not to be placated or appeased or moved by entreaty
+shockingly repellent; inspiring horror
+harshly ironic or sinister
+causing dejection
+harshly uninviting or formidable in manner or appearance
+characterized by hopelessness; filled with gloom