Grievously

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Grievous \Griev"ous\, adjective [OF. grevous, grevos, LL. gravosus. See {Grief}.]

1. Causing grief or sorrow; painful; afflictive; hard to bear; offensive; harmful.

The famine was grievous in the land. --Gen. xii. 10.

The thing was very grievous in Abraham's sight. --Gen. xxi. 11.

2. Characterized by great atrocity; heinous; aggravated; flagitious; as, a grievous sin. --Gen. xviii. 20.

3. Full of, or expressing, grief; showing great sorrow or affliction; as, a grievous cry. -- {Griev"ous*ly}, adverb -- {Griev"ous*ness}, noun

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

grievously

adverb

1: 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"


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