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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

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    unimportant, joyful, noncritical, good, noncrucial

  2. grievous, heartbreaking, heartrending(adj)

    causing or marked by grief or anguish

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

    Antonyms:
    unimportant, noncrucial, good, joyful, noncritical

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

    of great gravity or crucial import; requiring serious thought

    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, 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:
    noncritical, unimportant, good, noncrucial, joyful

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

    shockingly brutal or cruel

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    good, joyful, noncrucial, noncritical, unimportant

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. grievous(a.)

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

  2. grievous(a.)

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

  3. grievous(a.)

    Synonyms:
    atrocious, heinous, flagitious

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List of paraphrases:

serious, painful, grave, severe


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