grievous ADJECTIVE formal (of something bad) very severe or serious.
DERIVATIVES grievously adverb grievousness noun.

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  • grievously — (adv.) mid 14c., from GRIEVOUS (Cf. grievous) + LY (Cf. ly) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • grievously — adv. Grievously is used with these verbs: ↑suffer, ↑wound …   Collocations dictionary

  • grievously — adverb 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 • Derived from adjective: ↑grievous …   Useful english dictionary

  • Grievously — Grievous Griev ous, a. [OF. grevous, grevos, LL. gravosus. See {Grief}.] 1. Causing grief or sorrow; painful; afflictive; hard to bear; offensive; harmful. [1913 Webster] The famine was grievous in the land. Gen. xii. 10. [1913 Webster] The thing …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • grievously — adverb see grievous …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • grievously — See grievous. * * * …   Universalium

  • grievously — adverb In a grievous manner, severely …   Wiktionary

  • grievously — Synonyms and related words: abominably, agonizingly, awfully, baldly, balefully, bitterly, blatantly, brashly, brokenheartedly, calamitously, cataclysmically, catastrophically, confoundedly, cruelly, crushingly, damnably, deadly, deathly,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • grievously — adv. in a manner which causes pain or sorrow; despicably …   English contemporary dictionary

  • grievously — sarlice …   English to the Old English

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