- adj.冷酷的，残忍的; 严厉的; 阴冷的; 可怕的，讨厌的;
- 比较级: grimmer;
- 最高级: grimmest;
- 副词: grimly;
- 名词: grimness;
Psychometric tests can save organizations from grim and costly mistakes.
The parks and squares looked grim under a mantle of soot and ash.
Things were pretty grim for a time.
Prisons like Strangeways, built more than 100 years ago, were intended to look grim and foreboding places.
The city might be grim at first, but there is a vibrancy and excitement.
The tower is a relic of grim days when big houses had to be fortified against invaders.
In this grim little episode of recent American history, few people come out well.
The report paints a grim picture of life there.
She stuck to her task like grim death.
The child hung onto the rail like grim death.
I've had a grim day.
His expression was grim when he told them they had lost their jobs.
He held on to the branch like grim death.
He himself had changed into a grim old dog.
Her face wore a grim , set look.
她脸上显出严厉 、 木然的神情.
However, the report also shed light on some grim realities of begging.
The staff now face the grim prospect of redundancy.
That alone is grim news. But has the Great Recession made things worse?
单独来看这是一个残酷的消息, 然而是经济大萧条把事情弄得更糟 吗 ?
Jane: A bit grim, because we hit a lot of turbulence about an hour from touchdown.
珍: 有点难受, 因为降落前一小时左右,遇上不少乱流.
Meanwhile wage arrears, a grim reminder of Russia's chaotic 1990 s, are ticking ever higher.
The thought of it caused a grim smile to appear and joy to his heart.
He looked grim; I could tell something was wrong.
The current time is a peak period of disease outbreak and the situation proves extremely grim.
It turned out yet another grim body count.
And, if that sounded grim, Greene responded almost jauntily. No, not grim, but realistic.
如果那听起来太冷酷,那么, 格林几乎是得意地回答道: “不, 不是冷酷的, 而是现实的. ”
Last week, a friend rang me to complain that she was feeling grim and de motivated.
Perhaps even more grim reality is yet to come.
Doctors can face some grim trade-offs.
But Washington would do well to take a deep breath before reacting to the grim numbers.
1. not to be placated or appeased or moved by entreaty;
"Russia's final hour, it seemed, approached with inexorable certainty"
"the stern demands of parenthood"
2. shockingly repellent; inspiring horror;
"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"
3. harshly ironic or sinister;
"a grim joke"
"fun ranging from slapstick clowning ... to savage mordant wit"
4. causing dejection;
"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"
5. harshly uninviting or formidable in manner or appearance;
"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
6. characterized by hopelessness; filled with gloom;
"gloomy at the thought of what he had to face"
"a gloomy silence"
"took a grim view of the economy"
"the darkening mood"
like (或 for) grim death
with great determination
we had to hold on like grim death.