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Synonyms for grievous
ˈgri vəsgriev·ous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dangerous, grave, grievous, serious, severe, life-threateningadjective

    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, grave, good, atrocious, sedate, flagitious, life-threatening, dangerous, knockout, austere, heartbreaking, heartrending, solemn

    Antonyms:
    unimportant, joyful, noncritical, good, noncrucial

  2. grievous, heartbreaking, heartrendingadjective

    causing or marked by grief or anguish

    "a grievous loss"; "a grievous cry"; "her sigh was heartbreaking"; "the heartrending words of Rabin's granddaughter"

    Synonyms:
    serious, life-threatening, atrocious, flagitious, severe, weighty, grave, heartbreaking, monstrous, heartrending, dangerous, heavy

    Antonyms:
    unimportant, noncrucial, good, joyful, noncritical

  3. grave, grievous, heavy, weightyadjective

    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, grave, profound, backbreaking, severe, cloggy, heavy(a), large(p), great(p), clayey, enceinte, flagitious, 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:
    noncritical, unimportant, good, noncrucial, joyful

  4. atrocious, flagitious, grievous, monstrousadjective

    shockingly brutal or cruel

    "murder is an atrocious crime"; "a grievous offense against morality"; "a grievous crime"; "no excess was too monstrous for them to commit"

    Synonyms:
    frightful, serious, weighty, terrible, monstrous, heinous, flagitious, horrible, heavy, abominable, unspeakable, grotesque, awful, grave, atrocious, ugly, life-threatening, dreadful, horrifying, dangerous, heartbreaking, severe, painful, heartrending

    Antonyms:
    good, joyful, noncrucial, noncritical, unimportant

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. grievousadjective

    Synonyms:
    distressing, afflictive, afflicting, painful, sad, deplorable, lamentable, hard to bear

  2. grievousadjective

    Synonyms:
    hurtful, injurious, baneful, noxious, mischievous, detrimental, destructive, calamitous

  3. grievousadjective

    Synonyms:
    atrocious, heinous, flagitious

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. grievousadjective

    Synonyms:
    afflictive, distressing, deplorable, lamentable, painful, heinous, atrocious, flagitious, outrageous, flagrant, egregious, nefarious, plaintive, pitiful

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "grievous":

    serious, painful, grave, severe

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How to use grievous in a sentence?

  1. Sophocles:

    Of no mortal say, 'That man is happy,' till vexed by no grievous ill he pass Life's goal.

  2. Donald Trump:

    This was a man with tremendous moral courage, a fantastic person. Prime Minister Abe was a friend of mine, an ally, an incredible patriot, he was a tireless champion for peace and for freedom and for the priceless bond between the United States and Japan, and his assassination is not only a grievous atrocity, it's a devastating loss for the entire world.

  3. Scott Morrison:

    He is a free citizen, he can say whatever he likes, but that doesn't mean he can't have regard to the grievous offence this would have caused to people whose homes have been burnt down.

  4. Kevin Steele:

    Petitioning to ask the High Court for review was the right thing to do because of the precedent set in this case by the majority opinion of Pennsylvania Supreme Court that prosecutors' statements in press releases now seemingly create immunity, pennsylvania Supreme Court can right what we believe is a grievous wrong.

  5. Deputy Raymond Mattiucci:

    I can’t tell you how many times [Scott and Nash] flat out said we got your back, i made a grievous error believing them.


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