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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.
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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
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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.
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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"
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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
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grievous

adjective
2. Causing or marked by danger or pain, for example:
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

grievous

[ˈgriːvəs] adj [loss, blow, damage] → grave, cruel(le)grievous bodily harm ncoups mpl et blessures fpl
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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
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grievous

[ˈgriːvəs] adj (pain) → atroce, intenso/a; (injuries, fault, loss) → grave; (blow) → pesante; (news) → triste, doloroso/a; (crime) → atroce, orrendo/a
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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.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

grievous

a. penoso-a, doloroso-a.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
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