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Synonyms for grievous

Synonyms for (adjective) grievous

Synonyms: dangerous, grave, grievous, life-threatening, serious, severe Definition: causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm Usage: 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

Similar words: critical Definition: being in or verging on a state of crisis or emergency Usage: a critical shortage of food; a critical illness; an illness at the critical stage

Synonyms: flagitious, monstrous, grievous, atrocious Definition: shockingly brutal or cruel Usage: murder is an atrocious crime; a grievous offense against morality; a grievous crime; no excess was too monstrous for them to commit

Similar words: evil Definition: morally bad or wrong Usage: evil purposes; an evil influence; evil deeds

Synonyms: grave, grievous, heavy, weighty Definition: of great gravity or crucial import; requiring serious thought Usage: 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

Similar words: important, of import Definition: of great significance or value Usage: important people; the important questions of the day

Synonyms: heartbreaking, heartrending, grievous Definition: causing or marked by grief or anguish Usage: a grievous loss; a grievous cry; her sigh was heartbreaking; the heartrending words of Rabin's granddaughter

Similar words: sorrowful Definition: experiencing or marked by or expressing sorrow especially that associated with irreparable loss Usage: sorrowful widows; a sorrowful tale of death and despair; sorrowful news; even in laughter the heart is sorrowful- Proverbs 14:13