Definition of grievous in English:
(Of something bad) very severe or serious: his death was a grievous blow the American fleet suffered grievous losses
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- ‘This shocking incident was a terrible loss for the British Army, and struck a grievous blow to the families of the six soldiers,’ he added.
- The loss of either deputy would be a grievous blow to Quinn.
- GAA President Sean Kelly described his death as a ‘massive and grievous loss to a great sporting family’.
crushing, distressing, traumatic, harrowing;
heinous, grave, deplorable, shocking, appalling, atrocious, gross, dire, outrageous, dreadful, egregious, iniquitous, nefarious, shameful, lamentable;
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- In other words the PTAs need not use their discretion to decide on the grievousness of the complaint.
- The first two factors are the grievousness of the acts and the degree of malicious intent.
- With the available data, the grievousness of the condition of the dugong population in the country was evident.
Words that rhyme with grievousSelvas • mischievous
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