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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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. grave(a)

    Synonyms:
    important, momentous, serious, sober, solemn, staid, demure, sedate, quiet, thoughtful, subdued, sepulchral

  2. grave(n)

    Synonyms:
    tomb, sepulcher, charnel-house, ossuary, sepulture, tumulus, barrow

How to pronounce grave?

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

How to say grave in sign language?

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How to use grave in a sentence?

  1. Jan Smuts:

    Nazism ... destroys the very soul of our civilization ... I have not taken the same grave view of Bolshevism, for it never was clear to me that Bolshevism, in spite of its brutalities and cruelties, really threatened the essentials of our ethical civilization. And after all it was a revolution of a semi-barbarous people against a rotten government and an effete church. Nazi-ism in highly cultured Germany is a very different affair.

  2. Senate Republican:

    The grave question the Constitution tasks senators to answer is whether the President committed an act so extreme and egregious that it rises to the level of a high crime and misdemeanor. Yes, he did, corrupting an election to keep oneself in office is perhaps the most abusive and destructive violation of one's oath of office that I can imagine.

  3. Lyndon Johnson of Texas:

    The one that is most discouraging to me is Leader McConnell, the Bob Byrds of the world have to be turning over in their grave, the way this is being handled by Tom Daschle.

  4. Buck Sexton:

    For John Brennan, the most recent former CIA director, to come forward and insinuate -- on national TV -- that a sitting president is the subject of blackmail by a foreign adversary is outrageous, there used to be a day when intelligence officials, whether they were in office or out of office, would not spew innuendo like that, especially such grave charges.

  5. Francis Cardinal George, OMI:

    Jesus did not come back from the grave as a ghost. Nor was it a simple resuscitation of a corpse. Jesus reversed death.


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