grim ADJECTIVE (grimmer, grimmest) 1) very serious or gloomy; forbidding. 2) horrifying, depressing, or unappealing.
like (or for) grim death — Cf. ↑like grim death
DERIVATIVES grimly adverb grimness noun.
ORIGIN Old English.

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