grievous

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EtymologyEdit

From grieve, from the Middle English greven, from the Old French grever, from Latin gravō (I burden). Developed in the 13th century.

PronunciationEdit

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

AdjectiveEdit

grievous (comparative more grievous, superlative most grievous)

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

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