Online English learning Courses
    courses   dictionary
Double-click any word on the page to look it up in the dictionary.

Audio English.org » Dictionary » G » Greylag Goose ... Griselinia Lucida

GRIEVOUS

Pronunciation (US): 

 Dictionary entry overview: What does grievous mean? 

GRIEVOUS (adjective)
  The adjective GRIEVOUS has 4 senses:

1. causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm
2. causing or marked by grief or anguish
3. of great gravity or crucial import; requiring serious thought
4. shockingly brutal or cruel

  Familiarity information: GRIEVOUS used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


GRIEVOUS (adjective)


Sense 1grievous [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm

Synonyms:

grievous; life-threatening; dangerous; grave; serious; severe

Context examples:

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

Similar:

critical (being in or verging on a state of crisis or emergency)


Sense 2grievous [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Causing or marked by grief or anguish

Synonyms:

heartbreaking; heartrending; grievous

Context examples:

a grievous loss / a grievous cry / her sigh was heartbreaking / the heartrending words of Rabin's granddaughter

Similar:

sorrowful (experiencing or marked by or expressing sorrow especially that associated with irreparable loss)


Sense 3grievous [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of great gravity or crucial import; requiring serious thought

Synonyms:

grave; grievous; weighty; heavy

Context examples:

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

Similar:

important; of import (of great significance or value)


Sense 4grievous [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Shockingly brutal or cruel

Synonyms:

heinous; flagitious; atrocious; monstrous; grievous

Context examples:

murder is an atrocious crime / a grievous offense against morality / a grievous crime / no excess was too monstrous for them to commit

Similar:

evil (morally bad or wrong)


 Learn English with... Proverbs of the week 
"In the end, a man's motives are second to his accomplishments." (English proverb)

"The sun shines even when it is cloudy." (Albanian proverb)

"Wherever there's cheese, work there." (Armenian proverb)

"Don't judge the dog by its fur." (Danish proverb)

 GRIEVOUS: related words searches 

Page delivered in 0.0722 seconds




AudioEnglish Definitions... Just One Click Away!
Now you can lookup any word in our dictionary, right from the search box in your browser! Click here to add the AudioEnglish.org dictionary to your list of search providers.


Dictionary: go up
Dictionary: go down


 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Other popular searches: