Definition of grievous:
lumbering, afflicting, heinous, happy, enceinte, threatening, profound, help, venturesome, grotesque, big, flagitious, punishing, rotund, unspeakable, rugged, heavy, extreme, parlous, gravid, sonorous, dismal, solemn, austere, abominable, lamentable, hazardous, sorrowful, sound, monstrous, intemperate, overweight, life-threatening, good, terrible, deplorable, sad, searing, knockout, sad, outrageous, frightful, sedate, tough, large, harsh, expectant, ugly, weighty, risky, dreadful, toilsome, with child, laboured, corpulent, leaden, onerous, murderous, dire, evil, disquieting, critical, upsetting, wakeless, grim, torturous, unplayful, stark, ponderous, heartbreaking, villainous, disturbing, horrible, inhuman, flagrant, heartrending, serious, important, clayey, galling, hardhanded, wicked, rueful, severe, of import, stiff, spartan, weighed down, regrettable, rigorous, grave, labored, jeopardizing, rough, dangerous, dolorous, desperate, sober, atrocious, laborious, great, mournful, telling, pathetic, obese, brutal, doleful, stern, gruelling, horrifying, operose, lowering, distressing, unhealthy, menacing, cogent, fleshy, unsafe, backbreaking, sullen, dense, impenetrable, awful, cloggy.
- adverse (part of speech: adjective)
painful (part of speech: adjective)
- "Lorna Doone, A Romance of Exmoor", R. D. Blackmore.
But in this speech there is a touch of personal pathos in the passage in which he said that, for himself, it would be a grievous day when he had to leave his native Turin with its straight, formal streets, for Rome and its splendid monuments, for which he was not artist enough to care.- "Cavour", Countess Evelyn Martinengo-Cesaresco.
- "The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne", Frank Preston Stearns.