1. grievous

adjective. ['ˈgriːvəs'] causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm.


  • severe
  • serious
  • dangerous
  • life-threatening
  • critical


  • frivolous
  • birth
  • fancy
  • mild

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Rhymes with Grievous

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How do you pronounce grievous?

Pronounce grievous as ˈgrivəs.

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Sentences with grievous

1. Adjective
Your seat belt will protect you from head and neck injuries and minor, serious or other grievous injuries.

Quotes about grievous

1. Death and Famine and War and Pollution continued biking towards Tadfield. And Grievous Bodily Harm, Cruelty To Animals, Things Not Working Properly Even After You've Given Them A Good Thumping but secretly No Alcohol Lager, and Really Cool People travelled with them.
- Neil Gaiman, Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch

2. Faith can be very very dangerous, and deliberately to implant it into the vulnerable mind of an innocent child is a grievous wrong.
- Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion

2. grievous

adjective. ['ˈgriːvəs'] of great gravity or crucial import; requiring serious thought.


  • important
  • of import
  • weighty
  • heavy


  • nonintellectual
  • easy
  • invulnerable
  • secure

3. grievous

adjective. ['ˈgriːvəs'] causing or marked by grief or anguish.


  • heartrending
  • sorrowful


  • safe
  • uncritical
  • favorable

4. grievous

adjective. ['ˈgriːvəs'] shockingly brutal or cruel.


  • flagitious
  • evil
  • monstrous


  • weak
  • indulgent
  • frivolity
  • playful