Grievous Griev"ous, a. [OF. grevous, grevos, LL. gravosus. See {Grief}.] 1. Causing grief or sorrow; painful; afflictive; hard to bear; offensive; harmful. [1913 Webster]

The famine was grievous in the land. --Gen. xii. 10. [1913 Webster]

The thing was very grievous in Abraham's sight. --Gen. xxi. 11. [1913 Webster]

2. Characterized by great atrocity; heinous; aggravated; flagitious; as, a grievous sin. --Gen. xviii. 20. [1913 Webster]

3. Full of, or expressing, grief; showing great sorrow or affliction; as, a grievous cry. -- {Griev"ous*ly}, adv. -- {Griev"ous*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • grievously — (adv.) mid 14c., from GRIEVOUS (Cf. grievous) + LY (Cf. ly) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • grievously — adv. Grievously is used with these verbs: ↑suffer, ↑wound …   Collocations dictionary

  • grievously — grievous ► ADJECTIVE formal ▪ (of something bad) very severe or serious. DERIVATIVES grievously adverb grievousness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • grievously — adverb in a grievous manner the resolute but unbroken Germany, grievously wounded but far from destruction, was able to lay the firm foundations for military revival • Derived from adjective: ↑grievous …   Useful english dictionary

  • grievously — adverb see grievous …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • grievously — See grievous. * * * …   Universalium

  • grievously — adverb In a grievous manner, severely …   Wiktionary

  • grievously — Synonyms and related words: abominably, agonizingly, awfully, baldly, balefully, bitterly, blatantly, brashly, brokenheartedly, calamitously, cataclysmically, catastrophically, confoundedly, cruelly, crushingly, damnably, deadly, deathly,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • grievously — adv. in a manner which causes pain or sorrow; despicably …   English contemporary dictionary

  • grievously — sarlice …   English to the Old English

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