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grave2

 
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
pronunciation: greIv
inflections: graver, gravest
definition 1: having great seriousness or importance; causing deep concern; critical.
The assassination was a grave event in the nation's history.Having come forward as a witness had put her in grave danger.These grave circumstances call for quick and decisive measures.She survived the crash but her condition is still grave.
synonyms:
critical, crucial, momentous, pivotal, serious, significant, weighty
antonyms:
trivial
similar words:
climactic, decisive, deep, important, solemn
definition 2: likely to cause a very harmful outcome.
She feared she had made a grave mistake.The attack had created a grave situation, and war looked likely.
synonyms:
critical, dangerous, serious
similar words:
hazardous, perilous, risky
definition 3: serious and humorless; somber.
The doctor wore a grave expression, and our fears increased.
synonyms:
serious, solemn
antonyms:
gay, jocose
similar words:
earnest, grim, heavy, sober, somber
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part of speech: noun
pronunciation: grav
definition: see grave accent.
derivations: gravely (adv.), graveness (n.)
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