grievously


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.grievously - in a grievous manner; "the resolute but unbroken Germany, grievously wounded but far from destruction, was able to lay the firm foundations for military revival"
Translations

grievously

[ˈgriːvəslɪ] ADV [hurt, offend] → gravemente; [err, be mistaken] → lamentablemente
grievously woundedgravemente herido

grievously

[ˈgriːvəsli] adv
[suffer] → terriblement
[injured, damaged] → très gravement

grievously

adv (form) injure, wound, disappoint, offend, neglectschwer; he had been grievously wrongedman hatte ihm sehr großes Unrecht zugefügt

grievously

[ˈgriːvəslɪ] adv (see adj) → atrocemente, gravemente, pesantemente, tristemente, orribilmente
References in classic literature ?
Having pricked and grievously tom the soles of his feet, he accused the Bramble because, when he had fled to her for assistance, she had used him worse than the hedge itself.
My vanity may have grievously misled me, but I confess I expected a very different result.
The only people to suffer will be the Board of Control, which is grievously overworked already.
He had been active and healthy, yet his strength left him suddenly; and when he was confined to the chimney-corner he grew grievously irritable.
Remained awake, as dawn paled the dark, only the grievously wounded or the too-tightly bound, and the decrepit ancient who was not so old as Bashti.
Instead of retracing their steps through the mountains, they passed round their southern extremity, and, crossing a range of low hills, found themselves in the sandy plains south of Ogden's River; in traversing which, they again suffered, grievously, for want of water.
The good steed, grievously fatigued with so long a day's journey under a rider cased in mail, had no sooner found, by the slackened reins, that he was abandoned to his own guidance, than he seemed to assume new strength and spirit; and whereas, formerly he had scarce replied to the spur, otherwise than by a groan, he now, as if proud of the confidence reposed in him, pricked up his ears, and assumed, of his own accord, a more lively motion.
They are a proud race, but they are just, as are all Barsoomians, and you must have hurt or wronged her grievously that she will not admit your existence living, though she mourns you dead.
Let us see: Buckingham dead or grievously wounded; your conversation with the cardinal overheard by the four Musketeers; Lord de Winter warned of your arrival at Portsmouth; D'Artagnan and Athos to the Bastille; Aramis the lover of Madame de Chevreuse; Porthos an ass; Madame Bonacieux found again; to send you the chaise as soon as possible; to place my lackey at your disposal; to make you out a victim of the cardinal in order that the abbess may entertain no suspicion; Armentieres, on the banks of the Lys.
My mother was grievously ill, and of means of subsistence we had none.
Howsoever that may be, you are grievously to be pitied; in which opinion I am not only joined by Mrs.
Methinks he must have been grievously tempted to affix the other end of the rope to some convenient beam or bough.