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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Grievous  \Griev"ous\,  a.  [OF.  grevous,  grevos  LL  gravosus  See 
  {Grief}.] 
  1.  Causing  grief  or  sorrow;  painful;  afflictive;  hard  to 
  bear;  offensive;  harmful. 
 
  The  famine  was  grievous  in  the  land.  --Gen.  xii. 
  10. 
 
  The  thing  was  very  grievous  in  Abraham's  sight. 
  --Gen.  xxi. 
  11. 
 
  2.  Characterized  by  great  atrocity;  heinous;  aggravated; 
  flagitious;  as  a  grievous  sin.  --Gen.  xviii.  20. 
 
  3.  Full  of  or  expressing,  grief;  showing  great  sorrow  or 
  affliction;  as  a  grievous  cry.  --  {Griev"ous*ly},  adv  -- 
  {Griev"ous*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  grievously 
  adv  :  in  a  grievous  manner;  "the  resolute  but  unbroken  Germany, 
  grievously  wounded  but  far  from  destruction,  was  able 
  to  lay  the  firm  foundations  for  military  revival" 




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