dangerous, grave, grievous, serious, severe, life-threatening(adj)
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"
grievous, heartbreaking, heartrending(adj)
causing or marked by grief or anguish
"a grievous loss"; "a grievous cry"; "her sigh was heartbreaking"; "the heartrending words of Rabin's granddaughter"
grave, grievous, heavy, weighty(adj)
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"
atrocious, flagitious, grievous, monstrous(adj)
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"
Causing grief, pain or sorrow.
Serious, grave, dire or dangerous.
Origin: From grieve, from the greven, from the grever, from gravare (which means to burden). Developed in the 13th century.
causing grief or sorrow; painful; afflictive; hard to bear; offensive; harmful
characterized by great atrocity; heinous; aggravated; flagitious; as, a grievous sin
full of, or expressing, grief; showing great sorrow or affliction; as, a grievous cry
Origin: [OF. grevous, grevos, LL. gravosus. See Grief.]
The numerical value of grievous in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of grievous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Examples of grievous in a Sentence
A prosperous fool is a grievous burden.
A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.
How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it.
Of no mortal say, 'That man is happy,' till vexed by no grievous ill he pass Life's goal.
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.
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