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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.]
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.
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|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"|
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grievously[ˈgriːvəslɪ] ADV [hurt, offend] → gravemente; [err, be mistaken] → lamentablemente
grievously wounded → gravemente herido
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grievously[ˈgriːvəslɪ] adv (see adj) → atrocemente, gravemente, pesantemente, tristemente, orribilmente
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