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Meaning of GRIEVOUS

Pronunciation:  'greevus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  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"
  2. [adj]  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"
  3. [adj]  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"
  4. [adj]  causing or marked by grief or anguish; "a grievous loss"; "a grievous cry"; "her sigh was heartbreaking"; "the heartrending words of Rabin's granddaughter"
 

GRIEVOUS is a 8 letter word that starts with G.

 

 Synonyms: atrocious, critical, dangerous, evil, flagitious, grave, heartbreaking, heartrending, heavy, heinous, important, monstrous, of import, serious, severe, sorrowful, weighty, wicked
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Griev"ous\, a. [OF. grevous, grevos, LL. gravosus. See
{Grief}.]
1. Causing grief or sorrow; painful; afflictive; hard to
   bear; offensive; harmful.

         The famine was grievous in the land.  --Gen. xii.
                                               10.

         The thing was very grievous in Abraham's sight.
                                               --Gen. xxi.
                                               11.

2. Characterized by great atrocity; heinous; aggravated;
   flagitious; as, a grievous sin. --Gen. xviii. 20.

3. Full of, or expressing, grief; showing great sorrow or
   affliction; as, a grievous cry. -- {Griev"ous*ly}, adv. --
   {Griev"ous*ness}, n.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: abominable, acute, affecting, afflictive, aggrieved, anguished, appalling, arrant, atrocious, awful, base, beastly, beneath contempt, bitter, black, blameworthy, bleak, brutal, burdensome, calamitous, careworn, cataclysmal, cataclysmic, catastrophic, cheerless, comfortless, contemptible, damaging, dangerous, demanding, deplorable, depressing, depressive, despicable, destructive, detestable, dire, disastrous, discomforting, disgusting, dismal, dismaying, distasteful, distressful, distressing, doleful, dolorific, dolorogenic, dolorous, dreadful, dreary, dumb with grief, egregious, enormous, exacting, exigent, fatal, fell, fetid, filthy, flagrant, foul, fulsome, galling, grave, griefful, grief-stricken, grieved, gross, harmful, hateful, heartbreaking, heartrending, heavy, heinous, horrible, horrid, hurtful, in grief, infamous, intolerable, joyless, lamentable, loathsome, lousy, lugubrious, major, monstrous, mournful, moving, nasty, nefarious, noisome, notorious, obnoxious, odious, offensive, oppressive, outrageous, painful, pathetic, piteous, pitiable, pitiful, plaintive, plangent, plunged in grief, poignant, rank, regrettable, reprehensible, repulsive, rotten, rueful, ruinous, sad, saddening, scandalous, schlock, scurvy, serious, severe, shabby, shameful, sharp, shocking, shoddy, sordid, sore, sorrowed, sorrowful, sorrowing, squalid, superincumbent, taxing, tearful, terrible, too bad, touching, tough, tragic, ugly, unbearable, unclean, uncomfortable, unfortunate, unpalatable, vile, villainous, weighty, woebegone, woeful, worst, worthless, wounding, wreckful, wretched
 

 

 

 

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