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Synonyms for grievousˈgri vəs

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Princeton's WordNet

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

    causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm

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

    unimportant, joyful, noncritical, good, noncrucial

  2. grievous, heartbreaking, heartrending(adj)

    causing or marked by grief or anguish

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

    unimportant, noncrucial, good, joyful, noncritical

  3. grave, grievous, heavy, weighty(adj)

    of great gravity or crucial import; requiring serious thought

    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, 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

    noncritical, unimportant, good, noncrucial, joyful

  4. atrocious, flagitious, grievous, monstrous(adj)

    shockingly brutal or cruel

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

    good, joyful, noncrucial, noncritical, unimportant

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. grievous(a.)

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

  2. grievous(a.)

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

  3. grievous(a.)

    atrocious, heinous, flagitious

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serious, painful, grave, severe

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