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griev·ous

 (grē′vəs)
adj.
1. Causing grief, pain, or anguish: a grievous loss.
2. Serious or dire; grave: a grievous crime.

[Anglo-Norman grevous, from grever, to harm, aggrieve, from Latin gravāre, to burden; see grieve.]

griev′ous·ly adv.
griev′ous·ness n.
Usage Note: The pronunciation of grievous with three syllables as (grē′vē-əs), written as though there were an extra i in the spelling of the word, is commonly heard but is roundly criticized as a mispronunciation. Ninety percent of the Usage Panel in 2005 found the three-syllable pronunciation to be unacceptable.

grievous

(ˈɡriːvəs)
adj
1. very severe or painful: a grievous injury.
2. very serious; heinous: a grievous sin.
3. showing or marked by grief: a grievous cry.
4. causing great pain or suffering: a grievous attack.
ˈgrievously adv
ˈgrievousness n

griev•ous

(ˈgri vəs)

adj.
1. causing grief or great sorrow: a grievous loss.
2. causing serious harm; flagrant; atrocious: a grievous offense.
3. characterized by great pain or suffering: arrested for causing grievous bodily harm.
4. burdensome or oppressive: a grievous tax.
5. full of or expressing grief; sorrowful: a grievous cry.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Old French]
griev′ous•ly, adv.
griev′ous•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.grievous - 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"
critical - being in or verging on a state of crisis or emergency; "a critical shortage of food"; "a critical illness"; "an illness at the critical stage"
2.grievous - causing or marked by grief or anguish; "a grievous loss"; "a grievous cry"; "her sigh was heartbreaking"; "the heartrending words of Rabin's granddaughter"
sorrowful - experiencing or marked by or expressing sorrow especially that associated with irreparable loss; "sorrowful widows"; "a sorrowful tale of death and despair"; "sorrowful news"; "even in laughter the heart is sorrowful"- Proverbs 14:13
3.grievous - of great gravity or crucial importgrievous - 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"
important, of import - of great significance or value; "important people"; "the important questions of the day"
4.grievous - shockingly brutal or cruelgrievous - 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"
evil - morally bad or wrong; "evil purposes"; "an evil influence"; "evil deeds"

grievous

adjective
1. deplorable, shocking, appalling, dreadful, outrageous, glaring, intolerable, monstrous, shameful, unbearable, atrocious, heinous, lamentable, egregious Their loss would be a grievous blow to our engineering industries.
deplorable pleasant, delightful
2. severe, damaging, heavy, wounding, grave, painful, distressing, dreadful, harmful, afflicting, calamitous, injurious He survived in spite of suffering grievous injuries.
severe mild, trivial, insignificant, unimportant

grievous

adjective
2. Causing or marked by danger or pain, for example:
Translations
مُؤْلِم، موجِع، خَطير
těžkývážný
frygtelig
alvarlegur
hazinüzücü

grievous

[ˈgriːvəs]
A. ADJ [loss etc] → doloroso, penoso; [blow] → severo; [pain] → fuerte; [crime, offence, error] → grave; [task] → penoso
B. CPD grievous bodily harm N (Jur) → daños mpl físicos graves, lesiones fpl corporales graves

grievous

[ˈgriːvəs] adj [loss, blow, damage] → grave, cruel(le)grievous bodily harm ncoups mpl et blessures fpl

grievous

adj (form) damage, injury, suffering, blow, setback, crime, neglectschwer; newsschmerzlich; errorschwerwiegend, schwer wiegend; injustice, wrongschreiend; his death is a grievous losssein Tod ist ein schwerer or schmerzlicher Verlust; grievous bodily harm (Jur) → schwere Körperverletzung

grievous

[ˈgriːvəs] adj (pain) → atroce, intenso/a; (injuries, fault, loss) → grave; (blow) → pesante; (news) → triste, doloroso/a; (crime) → atroce, orrendo/a

grieve

(griːv) verb
1. to cause to feel great sorrow. Your wickedness grieves me deeply.
2. to feel sorrow.
ˈgrievous adjective
severe or very bad. He was found guilty of inflicting grievous bodily harm (= very serious injuries) on the old man.

grievous

a. penoso-a, doloroso-a.
References in classic literature ?
We come to it freshly, in the dewy youth of the day, and when our spiritual and sensual elements are in better accord than at a later period; so that the material delights of the morning meal are capable of being fully enjoyed, without any very grievous reproaches, whether gastric or conscientious, for yielding even a trifle overmuch to the animal department of our nature.
I have met with grievous mishaps by sea and land, and have been long held in bonds among the heathen-folk to the southward; and am now brought hither by this Indian to be redeemed out of my captivity.
That all this might not be too onerous on the purses of his rustic patrons, who are apt to considered the costs of schooling a grievous burden, and schoolmasters as mere drones he had various ways of rendering himself both useful and agreeable.
A very few of them, in fact, passing, in constant sight of my pupils, without a fresh incident, sufficed to give to grievous fancies and even to odious memories a kind of brush of the sponge.
But this was very far North, be it remembered, where beer agrees well with the constitution; upon the Equator, in our southern fishery, beer would be apt to make the harpooneer sleepy at the mast-head and boozy in his boat; and grievous loss might ensue to Nantucket and New Bedford.
Years ago the lord of the manor planted certain fruit trees on our farm; in the best part of it, too -- a grievous wrong and shame --"
He once recited three thousand verses without stopping; but the strain upon his mental faculties was too great, and he was little better than an idiot from that day forth -- a grievous misfortune for the school, for on great occa- sions, before company, the superintendent (as Tom expressed it) had always made this boy come out and "spread himself.
The Christianity of America is a Christianity, of whose votaries it may be as truly said, as it was of the ancient scribes and Pharisees, "They bind heavy burdens, and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders, but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers.
Ah, my dear," said he, "poor Miss TaylorIt is a grievous business.
I hope, from the bottom of my heart, he won't keep her waiting much longer, for it is quite grievous to see her look so ill and forlorn.
Thus relieved of a grievous load, I from that hour set to work afresh, resolved to pioneer my way through every difficulty: I toiled hard, and my success was proportionate to my efforts; my memory, not naturally tenacious, improved with practice; exercise sharpened my wits; in a few weeks I was promoted to a higher class; in less than two months I was allowed to commence French and drawing.
Linton had slid from his seat on to the hearthstone, and lay writhing in the mere perverseness of an indulged plague of a child, determined to be as grievous and harassing as it can.