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Definition of Grim

Grim

  1. Of forbidding or fear-inspiring aspect; fierce; stern; surly; cruel; frightful; horrible.

Grim Quotations

It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things.
Theodore Roosevelt

My message to you all is of hope, courage and confidence. Let us mobilize all our resources in a systematic and organized way and tackle the grave issues that confront us with grim determination and discipline worthy of a great nation.
Muhammad Ali Jinnah

The grim fact is that we prepare for war like precocious giants, and for peace like retarded pygmies.
Lester B. Pearson

It's rather splendid to think of all those great men and women who appear to have presented symptoms that allow us to describe them as bipolar. Whether it's Hemingway, Van Gogh... Robert Schumann has been mentioned... Virginia Woolf, Sylvia Plath... some of them with rather grim ends.
Stephen Fry

Guilt is one side of a nasty triangle; the other two are shame and stigma. This grim coalition combines to inculpate women themselves of the crimes committed against them.
Germaine Greer
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Grim Translations

grim in Dutch is grimmig
grim in German is grimmig
grim in Italian is grifagno
grim in Norwegian is bister, uhyggelig
grim in Spanish is austero
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