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synonyms for grievous

  • appalling
  • atrocious
  • calamitous
  • damaging
  • deplorable
  • dire
  • dreadful
  • egregious
  • flagrant
  • glaring
  • heinous
  • intolerable
  • lamentable
  • monstrous
  • outrageous
  • shameful
  • shocking
  • tragic
  • unbearable
  • afflicting
  • agonizing
  • dismal
  • disquieting
  • distressing
  • disturbing
  • grave
  • harmful
  • heart-rending
  • heavy
  • hurtful
  • injurious
  • mournful
  • offensive
  • onerous
  • oppressive
  • pathetic
  • pitiful
  • sad
  • sharp
  • sorrowful
  • taxing
  • tough
  • troublesome
  • upsetting
  • villainous
  • weighty
  • wounding
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antonyms for grievous

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  • acceptable
  • bearable
  • blessed
  • comforting
  • concealed
  • delightful
  • favorable
  • fortunate
  • good
  • happy
  • hidden
  • little
  • lucky
  • magnificent
  • mild
  • pleasing
  • tolerable
  • wonderful
  • harmless
  • pleasant
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How to use grievous in a sentence

Depictions of Indigenous communities in American pop culture have, historically, often added insult to grievous injury.
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The jihadist military had suffered a grievous blow, but the extremist theology lived on.
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It had suffered grievous casualties but its infrastructure and industrial capacity were untouched, and its relative power had never—and has never—been greater.
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When his first wife died from tuberculosis, despite his zealous efforts to save her, a grievous Metchnikoff took an overdose of opium, but lived.
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Prosecutors alleged that in June 2011 and April 2012, he unlawfully struck, choked, kicked and pulled the hair of his wife and struck her young son “with a force likely to produce death or grievous bodily harm.”
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A grievous vision is told me: he that is unfaithful dealeth unfaithfully: and he that is a spoiler, spoileth.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
But his record shows grievous instability, and Robert probably had sound reasons for putting a period to his dubieties.
KING ROBERT THE BRUCEA. F. MURISON
And then the old woman found that she had made a grievous mistake, and hastened to repair it.
ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
At their presence the people shall be in grievous pains: all faces shall be made like a kettle.
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Here are four distinct predictions; national peculiarity, grievous oppression, universal dispersion and remarkable preservation.
GOSPEL PHILOSOPHYJ. H. WARD
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WORDS RELATED TO GRIEVOUS

  • adverse
  • afflictive
  • cataclysmic
  • catastrophic
  • deadly
  • deplorable
  • devastating
  • dire
  • fatal
  • grievous
  • harmful
  • heartbreaking
  • lamentable
  • messy
  • pernicious
  • regrettable
  • ruinous
  • unfavorable
  • unfortunate
  • woeful
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.