Grim in Spanish | English to Spanish Translation and Dictionary
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1. desolador(ora) (news, prospects, landscape); sombrío(a) (mood); duro(a) (reality); adusto(a) (expression, smile)
  • he showed grim determination se mostró completamente resuelto
  • to hold on like grim death agarrarse como si le fuera a uno la vida en ello
  • to look grim tener cara de pocos amigos; (serious) tener muy mala cara (ill)
  • how do you feel? — pretty grim! (familiar) ¿cómo te sientes? — ¡fatal! (español de España), ¡pésimo! (Am)
grim [ɡrɪm] grimmer (comparative)grimmest (superlative)
1 (gloomy) [+news, situation, prospect] desalentador
There was further grim economic news yesterday The weather has worsened an already grim situation with thousands of Muslims trapped in snow-covered mountains
[+reminder] duro; crudo; [+building, place, town] sombrío; lúgubre
where she made the grim discovery of a body donde hizo el macabro descubrimiento de un cadáver
the situation looked grim la situación se presentaba muy negra
to paint a grim picture of sth pintar un cuadro muy negro de algo
the grim reality la dura or cruda realidad
the grim truth la cruda verdad
he gave a grim warning to the British people hizo una advertencia nada alentadora al pueblo británico
the weather has been grim el tiempo ha estado deprimente
2 (stern) [+person] adusto; [+face, expression] serio; adusto; [+smile] forzado
she hung or held on to the rope like grim death se agarró or aferró a la cuerda como si la vida le fuera en ello
she walked on with grim determination siguió caminando con absoluta determinación
he looked grim tenía una expresión seria or adusta
The Duke looked grim as he walked towards me
his voice was grim su voz tenía un tono severo or adusto
3 (macabre) [+humour, joke, story] macabro
There was a grim humour in their exchange of insults
4 (awful) [+experience, effect] espantoso (informal); penoso (informal)
it was pretty grim fue bastante espantoso or penoso (informal); to feel grim estar or encontrarse fatal (informal)
the Grim Reaper (n) la Parca; la muerte
Richard Ledsham wants to postpone his meeting with the grim reaper
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