Student Thesaurus

One entry found for grievous.
Entry Word: grievous
Function: adjective
Text: 1 difficult to endure <the months of chemotherapy seemed almost as grievous an affliction as the cancer itself> -- see HARSH 1
2 hard to accept or bear especially emotionally <the death of a spouse can be a grievous loss from which one never recovers> -- see BITTER 2
3 involving potential loss or injury <a grievous wound that requires a doctor's immediate attention> -- see DANGEROUS
4 of a kind to cause great distress <the grievous cost of the war in human lives weighed heavily on the president's mind> -- see REGRETTABLE