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Synonyms for grievous

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causing or marked by danger or pain, for example

Synonyms for grievous

causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm

causing or marked by grief or anguish

of great gravity or crucial import

shockingly brutal or cruel

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The grievousness of such crimes cannot be overlooked in that any innocent citizens can fall victim; not to speak of the pain the bereaved families and friends of the victims have to suffer.
(Coppe 1651: 16) In respect of the grievousness, and heinousness of the actions in themselves, they being of a very deep dye; you ought to wipe them away with the greater contrition before God.
grievousness of the violation, the actor's culpability, other
The grievousness of the act of denying Jeremy a home stems not only from Jeremy's "bewildered" disappointment but from the larger meaning of that denial.
The father's love and forgiveness were far, far greater than the grievousness of the son's wrongdoing.
Nearly all the lines in the scene were cut except for the Duchess' cursing of her son: her lament about the grievousness of Richard's birth and upbringing was obliterated.