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3 dicționare găsite pentru grievous
Din dicționarul The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Grievous \Griev"ous\, a. [OF. grevous, grevos, LL. gravosus. See
     Grief.]
     1. Causing grief or sorrow; painful; afflictive; hard to
        bear; offensive; harmful.
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              The famine was grievous in the land.  --Gen. xii.
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              The thing was very grievous in Abraham's sight.
                                                    --Gen. xxi.
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     2. Characterized by great atrocity; heinous; aggravated;
        flagitious; as, a grievous sin. --Gen. xviii. 20.
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     3. Full of, or expressing, grief; showing great sorrow or
        affliction; as, a grievous cry. -- Griev"ous*ly, adv. --
        Griev"ous*ness, n.
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Din dicționarul WordNet (r) 2.0 :

  grievous
       adj 1: causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm; "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" [syn: dangerous,
               grave, serious, severe, life-threatening]
       2: causing or marked by grief or anguish; "a grievous loss"; "a
          grievous cry"; "her sigh was heartbreaking"; "the
          heartrending words of Rabin's granddaughter" [syn: heartbreaking,
           heartrending]
       3: of great gravity or crucial import; requiring serious
          thought; "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" [syn: grave, heavy, weighty]
       4: shockingly brutal or cruel; "murder is an atrocious crime";
          "a grievous offense against morality"; "a grievous crime";
          "no excess was too monstrous for them to commit" [syn: atrocious,
           flagitious, heinous, monstrous]

Din dicționarul Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  157 Moby Thesaurus words for "grievous":
     abominable, acute, affecting, afflictive, aggrieved, anguished,
     appalling, arrant, atrocious, awful, base, beastly,
     beneath contempt, bitter, black, blameworthy, bleak, brutal,
     burdensome, calamitous, careworn, cataclysmal, cataclysmic,
     catastrophic, cheerless, comfortless, contemptible, damaging,
     dangerous, demanding, deplorable, depressing, depressive,
     despicable, destructive, detestable, dire, disastrous,
     discomforting, disgusting, dismal, dismaying, distasteful,
     distressful, distressing, doleful, dolorific, dolorogenic,
     dolorous, dreadful, dreary, dumb with grief, egregious, enormous,
     exacting, exigent, fatal, fell, fetid, filthy, flagrant, foul,
     fulsome, galling, grave, grief-stricken, griefful, grieved, gross,
     harmful, hateful, heartbreaking, heartrending, heavy, heinous,
     horrible, horrid, hurtful, in grief, infamous, intolerable,
     joyless, lamentable, loathsome, lousy, lugubrious, major,
     monstrous, mournful, moving, nasty, nefarious, noisome, notorious,
     obnoxious, odious, offensive, oppressive, outrageous, painful,
     pathetic, piteous, pitiable, pitiful, plaintive, plangent,
     plunged in grief, poignant, rank, regrettable, reprehensible,
     repulsive, rotten, rueful, ruinous, sad, saddening, scandalous,
     schlock, scurvy, serious, severe, shabby, shameful, sharp,
     shocking, shoddy, sordid, sore, sorrowed, sorrowful, sorrowing,
     squalid, superincumbent, taxing, tearful, terrible, too bad,
     touching, tough, tragic, ugly, unbearable, unclean, uncomfortable,
     unfortunate, unpalatable, vile, villainous, weighty, woebegone,
     woeful, worst, worthless, wounding, wreckful, wretched  
     

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