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GRIEVOUS





Definition:

  1. [adjective] 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"; "a life-threatening disease"
    Synonyms: dangerous, grave, serious, severe, life-threatening

  2. [adjective] causing or marked by grief or anguish; "a grievous loss"; "a grievous cry"; "her sigh was heartbreaking"; "the heartrending words of Rabin's granddaughter"
    Synonyms: heartbreaking, heartrending

  3. [adjective] 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"
    Synonyms: grave, heavy, weighty

  4. [adjective] 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"
    Synonyms: atrocious, flagitious, heinous, monstrous

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