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See definition of grave on Dictionary.com
  • adj.serious; gloomy
  • adj.crucial, dangerous
  • nounburial place

synonyms for grave

  • dignified
  • dull
  • earnest
  • heavy
  • muted
  • quiet
  • sage
  • sedate
  • sober
  • subdued
  • cold sober
  • deadpan
  • dour
  • grim
  • grim-faced
  • leaden
  • long-faced
  • meaningful
  • no-nonsense
  • ponderous
  • sad
  • saturnine
  • solemn
  • somber
  • staid
  • strictly business
  • thoughtful
  • unsmiling
See also synonyms for: gravely / graveness
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antonyms for grave

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  • agitated
  • boisterous
  • excited
  • light
  • lively
  • trivial
  • unimportant
  • cheerful
  • frivolous
  • funny
  • happy
  • inconsequential
  • ridiculous
  • silly
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    How to use grave in a sentence

    “Big picture, the way I’m looking at it, I’m gonna go to my grave thinking I helped the city save millions and millions of dollars by helping the city secure control of two long-term assets,” Wood said.
    THE DEAL BEFORE THE 101 ASH ST. DEBACLE HELPS EXPLAIN HOW WE GOT HERELISA HALVERSTADT AND JESSE MARXAUGUST 24, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
    The architects are likely rolling in their graves at this use of their plans, but our attention to detail allowed the producers of the virtual commencement video to transition seamlessly from the animated dome to images of the real one.
    THE MINECRAFT INSTITVTE OF TECHNOLOGYTATE RYAN-MOSLEYAUGUST 19, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
    We need to use it as something that makes the situation more grave, rather than the only reason to give them protection.
    BORDER REPORT: ONE MORE WAY THE PANDEMIC IS HURTING ASYLUM-SEEKERSMAYA SRIKRISHNANAUGUST 3, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
    You’ll see it a lot on social media today in contexts that aren’t so grave and somber … like that chicken sandwich.
    WHAT DOES “R.I.P.” STAND FOR?RACHEL LEONARDJULY 20, 2020EVERYTHING AFTER Z
    Cassidy and Bradley’s team studied DNA from 44 individuals buried in various Irish tombs and graves dating to between roughly 6,600 and 4,500 years ago.
    DNA FROM A 5,200-YEAR-OLD IRISH TOMB HINTS AT ANCIENT ROYAL INCESTBRUCE BOWERJUNE 17, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
    The water suggested the fear that he must be nearing the open sea, and he became supernaturally grave.
    THE GIANT OF THE NORTHR.M. BALLANTYNE
    After his death crowds flocked to his grave to touch his holy monument, till the authorities caused the church yard to be shut.
    THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
    They carried the two bodies together on some litters, and buried them both in the same grave.
    THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, 1493-1898, VOLUME XX, 1621-1624VARIOUS
    He, therefore, did as he said; made no further observation, but conducted himself to his young friend with grave distance.
    THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
    As soon as he had seen his mother, he would set off again, and never cease searching till he had found either Ramona or her grave.
    RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
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    OCTOBER 26, 1985
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    WORDS RELATED TO GRAVE

    • afflictive
    • critical
    • crucial
    • dangerous
    • decisive
    • desperate
    • dire
    • essential
    • grave
    • serious
    • severe
    • sudden
    • urgent
    • vital
    Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.