Definition and Meanings for grievous
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Part of Speech of grievous
adjective, adverb, noun
Etymology of grievous
Meaning of grievous
- causing grief or sorrow; painful; afflictive; hard to bear; offensive; harmful.
- characterized by great atrocity; heinous; aggravated; flagitious; as, a grievous sin.
as adverb, noun
- full of, or expressing, grief; showing great sorrow or affliction; as, a grievous cry.