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    grievous - Dictionary definition and meaning for word grievous

    (adj) causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    (adj) causing or marked by grief or anguish
    Example Sentence
    • a grievous loss
    • a grievous cry
    • her sigh was heartbreaking
    • the heartrending words of Rabin's granddaughter
    (adj) of great gravity or crucial import; requiring serious thought
    Synonyms : grave , heavy , weighty
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    (adj) shockingly brutal or cruel
    Synonyms : atrocious , flagitious , monstrous
    Example Sentence
    • murder is an atrocious crime
    • a grievous offense against morality
    • a grievous crime
    • no excess was too monstrous for them to commit
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for grievous

we always say like a soul from grave threatens us or causes fear so grievous is like from grave...

GRE V(ery) (ser)IOUS

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