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grievous

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adjective griev·ous \ˈgrē-vəs\

Simple Definition of grievous

  • : causing great sadness, suffering, or pain : very serious or severe

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of grievous

  1. 1 :  causing or characterized by severe pain, suffering, or sorrow <a grievous wound> <a grievous loss>

  2. 2 :  oppressive, onerous <grievous costs of war>

  3. 3 :  serious, grave <grievous fault>

grievously

adverb

grievousness

noun

Examples of grievous in a sentence

  1. the grievous cost of war

  2. He took a foolish financial risk and suffered a grievous loss.



13th Century

First Known Use of grievous

13th century

Rhymes with grievous


GRIEVOUS Defined for Kids

grievous

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adjective griev·ous \ˈgrē-vəs\

Definition of grievous for Students

  1. 1 :  causing suffering or pain <a grievous injury>

  2. 2 :  serious 2, grave <a grievous error>





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