grievous definition

  • adjective:
    • Causing grief, discomfort, or anguish: a grievous loss.
    • Severe or serious; grave: a grievous crime.
    • Causing grief, discomfort or sorrow.
    • Severe, grave, dire or dangerous.
    • Causing grief or sadness; painful; afflictive; difficult to keep; offensive; harmful.
    • described as great atrocity; heinous; aggravated; flagitious.
    • Full of, or expressing, grief; showing great sadness or problem.
    • of great gravity or vital import; calling for severe idea
    • causing anxiety or anxiety by threatening great damage
    • causing or marked by grief or anguish
    • shockingly brutal or cruel
  • others:
    • Causing grief or sorrow; afflictive; hard to bear; oppressive.
    • Inflicting or effective at inflicting pain or suffering; upsetting in act or use; brutal; savage.
    • Atrocious; heinous; aggravated.
    • Expressing grief or disorder; high in grief as, a grievous weep.

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