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Definition of Grievous


  1. Causing grief or sorrow; painful; afflictive; hard to bear; offensive; harmful.
  2. Characterized by great atrocity; heinous; aggravated; flagitious; as, a grievous sin.
  3. Full of, or expressing, grief; showing great sorrow or affliction; as, a grievous cry.

Grievous Quotations

Trouble springs from idleness, and grievous toil from needless ease.
Benjamin Franklin

How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it.
Marcus Aurelius

Reform is not pleasant, but grievous; no person can reform themselves without suffering and hard work, how much less a nation.
Thomas Carlyle

Strive to attain to the greater virtues, but do not neglect the lesser ones. Do not make light of a fall even if it be the most venial of faults; rather, be quick to repair it by repentance, although many others may commit a large number of faults, slight and grievous, and remain unrepentant.
Saint Basil

They who do not understand that a man may be brought to hope that which of all things is the most grievous to him, have not observed with sufficient closeness the perversity of the human mind.
Anthony Trollope
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Grievous Translations

grievous in Norwegian is alvorlig
grievous in Spanish is doloroso

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