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Definition 1: causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where grievous or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for grievous in the sense of this definition

(grievous is similar to ...) 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"

Definition 2: shockingly brutal or cruel - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where grievous or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • murder is an atrocious crime
  • a grievous offense against morality
  • a grievous crime
  • no excess was too monstrous for them to commit

Synonyms for grievous in the sense of this definition

(grievous is similar to ...) morally bad or wrong

"evil purposes" "an evil influence" "evil deeds"

Definition 3: of great gravity or crucial import; requiring serious thought - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where grievous or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for grievous in the sense of this definition

(grievous is similar to ...) of great significance or value

"important people" "the important questions of the day"

Definition 4: causing or marked by grief or anguish - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where grievous or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a grievous loss
  • a grievous cry
  • her sigh was heartbreaking
  • the heartrending words of Rabin's granddaughter

Synonyms for grievous in the sense of this definition

(grievous is similar to ...) 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"

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