grievous

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Etymology[edit]

From grieve, from the Middle English greven, from the Old French grever, from Latin gravare (which means to burden). Developed in the 13th century.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɡriː.vəs/
  • Rhymes: -iːvəs
  • (nonstandard outside dialects) IPA(key): /ɡɹiː.viː.əs/ (often used in conjunction with the spelling grievious)

Adjective[edit]

grievous (comparative more grievous, superlative most grievous)

  1. Causing grief, pain or sorrow.
  2. Serious, grave, dire or dangerous.

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