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Having a very serious or gloomy expression.‘grim-faced security personnel’
solemn, earnest, serious, sombre, sober, severeView synonyms
- ‘Then a rich older man named Piggy with a wandering eye and a grim-faced wife with lots of diamonds enters the picture.’
- ‘Grim-faced employees leaving the plant this morning after their night shifts would not comment on the announcement.’
- ‘The sight of them emerging grim-faced from the coffeshop on Thursday was the first sign of serious trouble.’
- ‘The folks in the court are also saying the jury seemed really grim-faced, very upset.’
- ‘The disappointed coach was grim-faced at the end and said that they were beaten by a better team.’
- ‘There is a hefty gate, a squad of police officers, a security firm and a three-mile drive between the wedding party and the grim-faced media.’
- ‘People queued grim-faced at bus stops.’
- ‘The grim-faced hotel owner, who did not want to give his name, said he knew nothing about the incident.’
- ‘The Foreign Secretary's entourage was viewed with deep suspicion by the small army of grim-faced soldiers wielding machine guns.’
- ‘The grim-faced city mayor, perhaps mindful of what he suspected were inadequate defences against a storm of this violence, was equally alarmed.’
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