grim (

     adj 1: not to be placated or appeased or moved by entreaty;"grim
            determination"; "grim necessity"; "Russia's final
            hour, it seemed, approached with inexorable
            certainty"; "relentless persecution"; "the stern
            demands of parenthood [syn: inexorable, relentless,
             stern, unappeasable, unforgiving, unrelenting]
     2: shockingly repellent; inspiring horror; "ghastly wounds";
        "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" [syn: ghastly, grisly, gruesome, macabre]
     3: harshly ironic or sinister; "black humor"; "a grim joke";
        "grim laughter"; "fun ranging from slapstick clowning ...
        to savage mordant wit" [syn: black, mordant]
     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" [syn:
         blue, dark, depressing, disconsolate, dismal, dispiriting,
     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 [syn:
        dour, forbidding]
     6: characterized by hopelessness; filled with gloom; "gloomy at
        the thought of what he had to face"; "gloomy predictions";
        "a gloomy silence"; "took a grim view of the economy"
        [syn: gloomy]