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Grim Reaper

  
  
The Grim Reaper is an imaginary character who represents death. He looks like a skeleton, wears a long, black cloak with a hood, and carries a scythe.      n-sing   the N  
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grim     ( grimmer    comparative)   ( grimmest    superlative  )
1       adj   A situation or piece of information that is grim is unpleasant, depressing, and difficult to accept.  
They painted a grim picture of growing crime..., There was further grim economic news yesterday..., The mood could not have been grimmer.     
  grimness      n-uncount  
...an unrelenting grimness of tone.     
2       adj   A place that is grim is unattractive and depressing in appearance.  
...the tower blocks on the city's grim edges.     
3       adj   If a person or their behaviour is grim, they are very serious, usually because they are worried about something.  
WRITTEN   She was a grim woman with a turned-down mouth..., Her expression was grim and unpleasant.     
4       adj   If you say that something is grim, you think that it is very bad, ugly, or depressing.  
INFORMAL   Things were pretty grim for a time.     


Grim Reaper     
The Grim Reaper is an imaginary character who represents death. He looks like a skeleton, wears a long, black cloak with a hood, and carries a scythe.      n-sing   the N  

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grim

  
  
cruel, ferocious, fierce, forbidding, formidable, frightful, ghastly, godawful     (slang)   grisly, gruesome, hard, harsh, hideous, horrible, horrid, implacable, merciless, morose, relentless, resolute, ruthless, severe, shocking, sinister, stern, sullen, surly, terrible, unrelenting, unyielding  
  
Antonyms     
   amiable, attractive, benign, cheerful, easy, genial, gentle, happy, kind, pleasant, soft, sympathetic  

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grimy, grime, grimace, grimness

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