grim

Part of speech: adverb

Grimly.

Part of speech: noun

Grimness.

Part of speech: adjective

Stern and for bidding; harsh; formidable.

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Usage examples "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", John Bunyan.
  2. " Yes," interrupted Warrington, with a smile which was grim and cruel. - "Parrot & Co.", Harold MacGrath.
  3. Evelyn did not answer this, and he broke into a grim smile. - "Vane of the Timberlands", Harold Bindloss.