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Synonyms for grave
ˈgrɑ veɪ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. grave(noun)

    death of a person

    "he went to his grave without forgiving me"; "from cradle to grave"

    Synonyms:
    grave accent, tomb

    Antonyms:
    noncrucial, frivolous, noncritical, unimportant

  2. grave, tomb(noun)

    a place for the burial of a corpse (especially beneath the ground and marked by a tombstone)

    "he put flowers on his mother's grave"

    Synonyms:
    grave accent, tomb

    Antonyms:
    noncrucial, frivolous, noncritical, unimportant

  3. grave accent, grave(adj)

    a mark (`) placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation

    Synonyms:
    grave accent, tomb

    Antonyms:
    unimportant, noncritical, frivolous, noncrucial

  4. grave, sedate, sober, solemn(adj)

    dignified and somber in manner or character and committed to keeping promises

    "a grave God-fearing man"; "a quiet sedate nature"; "as sober as a judge"; "a solemn promise"; "the judge was solemn as he pronounced sentence"

    Synonyms:
    severe, sober, serious, somber, earnest, sincere, dangerous, staid, unplayful, weighty, grievous, drab, sedate, life-threatening, solemn, heavy, sombre

    Antonyms:
    noncrucial, noncritical, unimportant, frivolous

  5. dangerous, grave, grievous, serious, severe, life-threatening(adj)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    severe, sober, serious, wicked, stark, unsafe, terrible, hard, spartan, stern, heavy, unplayful, weighty, monstrous, good, grievous, atrocious, sedate, flagitious, life-threatening, dangerous, knockout, austere, heartbreaking, heartrending, solemn

    Antonyms:
    noncrucial, unimportant, frivolous, noncritical

  6. grave, grievous, heavy, weighty(verb)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    heartrending, sullen, laborious, heavy, overweight, toilsome, intemperate, corpulent, sound, serious, gruelling, dense, grueling, wakeless, with child(p), threatening, solemn, profound, backbreaking, severe, cloggy, heavy(a), large(p), great(p), clayey, enceinte, flagitious, grievous, monstrous, fleshy, atrocious, weighed down, hard, weighty, impenetrable, life-threatening, expectant, lumbering, ponderous, sedate, heartbreaking, sonorous, dangerous, arduous, operose, sober, rotund, heavy(p), big(a), labored, obese, laboured, punishing, cogent, telling, gravid, big(p), lowering, leaden

    Antonyms:
    frivolous, noncritical, unimportant, noncrucial

  7. sculpt, sculpture, grave(verb)

    shape (a material like stone or wood) by whittling away at it

    "She is sculpting the block of marble into an image of her husband"

    Synonyms:
    sculpt, scratch, sculpture, inscribe, engrave

    Antonyms:
    noncritical, frivolous, unimportant, noncrucial

  8. scratch, engrave, grave, inscribe(verb)

    carve, cut, or etch into a material or surface

    "engrave a pen"; "engraved the trophy cupt with the winner's"; "the lovers scratched their names into the bark of the tree"

    Synonyms:
    itch, call off, scrape up, enrol, expunge, enter, fret, recruit, strike, etch, chafe, sculpture, code, cipher, cypher, come up, scratch, autograph, cancel, inscribe, write in code, encrypt, engrave, scrub, sculpt, scrape, fray, encipher, enroll, excise, scratch up, rub

    Antonyms:
    noncrucial, unimportant, frivolous, noncritical

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. grave

    Synonyms:
    sad, serious, momentous, weighty, pressing, sedate, demure, thoughtful, sober, sombre, solemn, important, aggravated, heavy, cogent

    Antonyms:
    joyous, merry, facetious, unimportant, ridiculous, trivial, light, frivolous, futile

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. grave(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    engrave, imprint, infix, impress deeply

  2. grave(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    carve, form by cutting

  3. grave(n.)

    Synonyms:
    pit (for a dead body), sepulchre, tomb, ossuary, charnel-house, narrow house, long home

  4. grave(a.)

    Synonyms:
    important, weighty, momentous, cogent, of great consequence

  5. grave(a.)

    Synonyms:
    sober, serious, sedate, thoughtful, demure, staid, solemn

  6. grave(a.)

    Synonyms:
    plain, not showy, not tawdry

  7. grave(a.)

    Synonyms:
    (Music.) deep, not acute, low in pitch

How to pronounce grave?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say grave in sign language?

  1. grave

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