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grievous


adjective
1. causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm (Freq. 1)
- 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
Syn:
dangerous, grave, serious, severe, life-threatening
Similar to:
critical
Derivationally related forms:
severeness (for: severe), seriousness (for: serious), dangerousness (for: dangerous)
2. causing or marked by grief or anguish
- a grievous loss
- a grievous cry
- her sigh was heartbreaking
- the heartrending words of Rabin's granddaughter
Syn:
heartbreaking, heartrending
Similar to:
sorrowful
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
Syn:
grave, heavy, weighty
Similar to:
important, of import
Derivationally related forms:
weightiness (for: weighty), weight (for: weighty), graveness (for: grave), gravity (for: grave)
4. 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
Syn:
atrocious, flagitious, monstrous
Similar to:
evil
Derivationally related forms:
monster (for: monstrous), monstrosity (for: monstrous), atrocity (for: atrocious), atrociousness (for: atrocious)

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