- 1.1 (grave) [loss] doloroso; [disappointment] profundo; [mistake] grave; [wound/injury] de extrema gravedad grievous bodily harm [Law] lesiones (fpl) (corporales) graves 1.2 (burdensome) [responsibility/expense] gravosoMore 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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The RAE (Real Academia de la Lengua Española) is a body established in the eighteenth century to record and preserve the Spanish language. It is made up of académicos, who are normally well-known literary figures and/or academic experts on the Spanish language. The RAE publishes the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española, which is regarded as an authority on correct Spanish. Affiliated academies exist in Latin American countries.