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Definitions of grievous

  1. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. causing or marked by grief or anguish; "a grievous loss"; "a grievous cry"; "her sigh was heartbreaking"; "the heartrending words of Rabin's granddaughter" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  6. Causing grief or sorrow; painful; afflictive; hard to bear; offensive; harmful. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Characterized by great atrocity; heinous; aggravated; flagitious; as, a grievous sin. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Full of, or expressing, grief; showing great sorrow or affliction; as, a grievous cry. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Causing sadness or sorrow; hard to be borne; painful; oppressive; pitiable; harmful; vexatious. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. Grievously. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. Grievousness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. Causing or full of grief: burdensome: painful: heinous: atrocious: hurtful. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. Afflictive; painful; heinous. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. Causing grief or injury; harmful; distressing; severe. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. Causing grief or pain; burdensome; hard to be borne; heinous; serious; full of complaint; hurtful. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  16. Hard to be borne; burdensome; distressing. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  17. Bringing serious trouble, injurious; (of pain &c.) severe; flagrant, heinous; exciting grief. Hence grievously adv. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  18. Afflictive, painful, hard to be born; such as causes sorrow; atrocious, heavy. Complete Dictionary

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