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grievous

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of grievous

  1. 1 difficult to endure the months of chemotherapy seemed almost as grievous an affliction as the cancer itself Synonyms of grievous bitter, brutal, burdensome, cruel, excruciating, harsh, grim, hard, hardhanded, heavy, inhuman, murderous, onerous, oppressive, rough, rugged, searing, severe, stiff, tough, tryingWords Related to grievous austere, bleak, comfortless, discomforting, forbidding, inhospitable, spartan, uncomfortable; biting, inclement, intemperate, wild; rigorous, strict, stringent; agonizing, heartbreaking, heartrending, painful, wretched; crushing, grinding, overwhelming, wearing; insufferable, insupportable, intolerable, unbearable, unendurable; harrowing, tortuous; bad, disagreeable, hostile, unfriendly, unpleasantNear Antonyms of grievous comfortable, cozy, luxurious, snug; agreeable, friendly, genial, hospitable, pleasant; peaceful, relaxing, reposeful, restful; bearable, endurable, painless, tolerable; balmy, calm, clement, gentle, mild, moderate, temperateAntonyms of grievous easy, light, soft

  2. 2 hard to accept or bear especially emotionally the death of a spouse can be a grievous loss from which one never recovers Synonyms of grievous afflicting, agonizing, cruel, excruciating, galling, bitter, harrowing, harsh, heartrending, hurtful, painful, tormenting, torturousWords Related to grievous insufferable, insupportable, intolerable, unacceptable, unbearable, unendurable, unsupportable; appalling, awful, bad, dire, dreadful, ghastly, horrible, miserable, nasty, rotten, severe, terrible, vile, wretched; acute, extreme, intense, piercingNear Antonyms of grievous bearable, endurable, supportable, sustainable, tolerable; livable (also liveable), sufferable, survivable; acceptable, allowable, reasonableAntonyms of grievous gratifying, pleasing, sweet

  3. 3 involving potential loss or injury a grievous wound that requires a doctor's immediate attention Synonyms of grievous grave, dangerous, hazardous, jeopardizing, menacing, parlous, perilous, risky, serious, threatening, unhealthy, unsafe, venturesomeWords Related to grievous dicey, insecure, precarious, treacherous, uncertain; ultrahazardous; chance, haphazard, random; distressing, sickening, unpleasant; ugly, wicked; adverse, bad, baleful, baneful, deleterious, detrimental, evil, harmful, hurtful, ill, inimical, injurious, malignant, nasty, noxious, pernicious, pestilent; deadly, deathly, destructive, dire, fatal, fateful, fell, killer, lethal, mortal, murderousNear Antonyms of grievous advantageous, beneficial, good; ultrasafeAntonyms of grievous harmless, innocent, innocuous, nonhazardous, nonthreatening, safe, unthreatening

  4. 4 of a kind to cause great distress the grievous cost of the war in human lives weighed heavily on the president's mind Synonyms of grievous deplorable, distressful, distressing, regrettable, heartbreaking, heartrending, lamentable, tragic (also tragical), unfortunate, unlucky, woefulWords Related to grievous troublesome, vexatious; affecting, doleful, moving, piteous, poignant, ruthful, touching; awful, dire, dreadful, fearful, severe, terrible; alarming, disturbing, perturbing, traumatic, unsettling; crushing, excruciating, harrowing, horrible, horrifying, intolerable, overwhelming, shocking, sickening, unbearable; miserable, pitiful, sad, wretched; calamitous, disastrous; painful, raging, sharpNear Antonyms of grievous gratifying, pleasing, rewarding, satisfying; comforting, encouraging, heartening; cheering, heartwarming, inspiring; fortunate, happy, lucky



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