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grievous

griev·ous

grievous

 
 
pronunciation:
gri vs
features:
Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: causing emotional or physical suffering; painful.
The war had caused grievous injuries to both his body and spirit.His grievous remarks were made out of spite.
synonyms:
distressing, heartrending, painful
similar words:
agonizing, bitter, deplorable, sore, sorry
definition 2: expressing or full of grief; anguished.
synonyms:
anguished, heartrending, sorrowful
similar words:
bitter, mournful, pained
definition 3: grave and deplorable; heinous.
He'd committed a grievous wrong and yet he felt no remorse.
synonyms:
deplorable, despicable, heinous
antonyms:
slight, trivial, venial
similar words:
appalling, atrocious, contemptible, dire, egregious, flagrant, grave, lamentable
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derivations: grievously (adv.), grievousness (n.)