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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Griev·ous a.
 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.
 3. Full of, or expressing, grief; showing great sorrow or affliction; as, a grievous cry.  -- Griev*ous*ly, adv. -- Griev*ous*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adv : 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"