grim (Word)

 

very serious or gloomy

his grim expression

Subsenses (2)

depressing or worrying to consider

the grim news of the murder

(of humour) lacking genuine levity; black

some moments of grim humour

 

(especially of a place) unattractive or forbidding

rows of grim, dark housing developments

Subsenses (1)

unrelentingly harsh

few creatures thrive in this grim and hostile land