grievous
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ɡɹiː.vəs/
  • (nonstandard outside dialects) IPA: /ɡɹiː.viː.əs/ (often used in conjunction with the spelling grievious)
Adjective

grievous

  1. Causing grief, pain or sorrow.
    • 1883, Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island
      As for the captain, his wounds were grievous indeed but not dangerous.
  2. Serious, grave, dire or dangerous.
Synonyms Translations
  • Russian: мучи́тельный



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