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grievous

Pronunciation: /ˈgriːvəs/

Translation of grievous in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

[literary/literario]
  • 1.1 (grave) [loss] doloroso; [disappointment] profundo; [mistake] grave; [wound/injury] de extrema gravedad grievous bodily harm [Law/Derecho] lesiones (feminine plural) (corporales) graves 1.2 (burdensome) [responsibility/expense] gravoso
    Example sentences
    • ‘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’.

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