What does the word grim mean?

Usage examples for grim

  1. For it came now fresh again into their minds, how but a while ago he had slain old Grim Bloody- man the giant, and had delivered them from the lions. – The Works of John Bunyan Volume 3 by John Bunyan
  2. " Yes," interrupted Warrington, with a smile which was grim and cruel. – Parrot & Co. by Harold MacGrath
  3. Evelyn did not answer this, and he broke into a grim smile. – Vane of the Timberlands by Harold Bindloss