HyperDic: grievous

English > 4 senses of the word grievous:
ADJECTIVEallgrievous, dangerous, grave, serious, severe, life-threateningcausing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm
allgrievous, heartbreaking, heartrendingcausing or marked by grief or anguish
allgrievous, grave, heavy, weightyof great gravity or crucial import
allgrievous, atrocious, flagitious, monstrousshockingly brutal or cruel
grievous > pronunciation
Soundsgriy'vahs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > grievous: 4 senses > adjective 1
MeaningCausing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm.
Example "grievous bodily harm"
Synonymsdangerous, grave, serious, severe, life-threatening
BroadercriticalIn or verging on a state of crisis or emergency
Spanishgrave, peligroso, serio, severo, terrible, tremendo
Catalangreu, perillós, seriós, sever
Adverbsgrievouslyin a grievous manner
English > grievous: 4 senses > adjective 2
MeaningCausing or marked by grief or anguish.
Examples
  • "a grievous loss"
  • "a grievous cry"
Synonymsheartbreaking, heartrending
BroadersorrowfulExperiencing or marked by or expressing sorrow especially that associated with irreparable loss
Spanishcruel, desgarrador
English > grievous: 4 senses > adjective 3
MeaningOf great gravity or crucial import; requiring serious thought.
Example "a grievous fault"
Synonymsgrave, heavy, weighty
Broaderimportant, of importOf great significance / significance or value
English > grievous: 4 senses > adjective 4
MeaningShockingly brutal or cruel.
Examples
  • "a grievous offense against morality"
  • "a grievous crime"
Synonymsatrocious, flagitious, monstrous
Broaderevilmorally bad or wrong
Spanishatroz, monstruoso, nefando
Catalanatroç

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