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Definitions for grievous
ˈgri vəsgriev·ous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dangerous, grave, grievous, serious, severe, life-threateningadjective

    causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm

    "a dangerous operation"; "a grave situation"; "a grave illness"; "grievous bodily harm"; "a serious wound"; "a serious turn of events"; "a severe case of pneumonia"; "a life-threatening disease"

  2. grievous, heartbreaking, heartrendingadjective

    causing or marked by grief or anguish

    "a grievous loss"; "a grievous cry"; "her sigh was heartbreaking"; "the heartrending words of Rabin's granddaughter"

  3. grave, grievous, heavy, weightyadjective

    of great gravity or crucial import; requiring serious thought

    "grave responsibilities"; "faced a grave decision in a time of crisis"; "a grievous fault"; "heavy matters of state"; "the weighty matters to be discussed at the peace conference"

  4. atrocious, flagitious, grievous, monstrousadjective

    shockingly brutal or cruel

    "murder is an atrocious crime"; "a grievous offense against morality"; "a grievous crime"; "no excess was too monstrous for them to commit"

Wiktionary

  1. grievousadjective

    Causing grief, pain or sorrow.

    Etymology: From grieve, from the greven, from the grever, from gravare (which means to burden). Developed in the 13th century.

  2. grievousadjective

    Serious, grave, dire or dangerous.

    Etymology: From grieve, from the greven, from the grever, from gravare (which means to burden). Developed in the 13th century.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Grievousadjective

    causing grief or sorrow; painful; afflictive; hard to bear; offensive; harmful

    Etymology: [OF. grevous, grevos, LL. gravosus. See Grief.]

  2. Grievousadjective

    characterized by great atrocity; heinous; aggravated; flagitious; as, a grievous sin

    Etymology: [OF. grevous, grevos, LL. gravosus. See Grief.]

  3. Grievousadjective

    full of, or expressing, grief; showing great sorrow or affliction; as, a grievous cry

    Etymology: [OF. grevous, grevos, LL. gravosus. See Grief.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of grievous in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of grievous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of grievous in a Sentence

  1. Kedar Joshi:

    The best thing about the world is that it has a mysterious structure and the worst thing is that it has a grievous structure.

  2. Deputy Raymond Mattiucci:

    I can’t tell you how many times [Scott and Nash] flat out said we got your back, i made a grievous error believing them.

  3. Katherine Miller:

    Kim could try asking the court fora gag order restricting both partiesfrom airing their grievances publicly during the divorce, but I doubt she would be successful, free speech is valued in this country, and Kim would have to show a risk of grievous harm in order to be successful.

  4. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Whenever old memories land on the mind runway, whether happy or sad, hurt severally since happy time never returns; whereas, grievous time stays unforgettable.

  5. Aeschylus:

    A prosperous fool is a grievous burden.

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