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Grievous [1]

Grie'Vous, a. from grieve, or grief. Heavy oppressive burdensome as a grievous load of taxes.

1. Afflictive painful hard to be borne.

Correction is grievous to him that forsaketh the way.  Proverbs 15

2. Causing grief or sorrow.

The thing was very grievous in Abraham's sight, because of his son.  Genesis 21

3. Distressing.

The famine was very grievous in the land.  Genesis 12

4. Great atrocious.

Because their sin is very grievous.  Genesis 18

5. Expressing great uneasiness as a grievous complaint. 6. Provoking offensive tending to irritate as grievous words.  Proverbs 15 7. Hurtful destructive causing mischief as grievous wolves.  Acts 20