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grave2

grave2

 
pronunciation:
greIv
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: graver, gravest
definition 1: very serious or important; causing deep concern.
Driving fast on the icy road placed him in grave danger.The Civil War was a grave event in the nation's history.
synonyms:
critical, crucial, momentous, serious
antonyms:
trivial
similar words:
decisive, important, solemn
definition 2: likely to cause something very bad to happen.
She was afraid that she had made a grave mistake.
synonyms:
critical, dangerous, serious
similar words:
hazardous, risky
definition 3: serious; somber.
The doctor greeted us with a grave expression on her face.
synonyms:
serious, solemn
antonyms:
gay
similar words:
earnest, grim, heavy, sober, somber
derivations: gravely (adv.), graveness (n.)
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