Grievous meaning

grēvəs
Causing grief, pain, or anguish.

A grievous loss.

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Causing grief.
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The definition of grievous is something very serious, grave or severe.

A serious mistake that could cost someone his life is an example of a mistake that would be described as grievous.

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Serious or dire; grave.

A grievous crime.

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Showing or characterized by grief.

A grievous cry.

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Causing suffering; hard to bear; severe.

Grievous pain.

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Very serious; deplorable.

A grievous fault.

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Atrocious; heinous.

A grievous crime.

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Causing grief, pain or sorrow.
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Origin of grievous

  • Anglo-Norman grevous from grever to harm, aggrieve from Latin gravāre to burden grieve

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From grieve, from the Middle English greven, from the Old French grever, from Latin gravare (which means to burden). Developed in the 13th century.

    From Wiktionary