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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.


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