grievousness


grievousness
noun (-es)
Etymology: Middle English grevousnesse, from grevous + -nesse -ness
: the quality or state of being grievous

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  • grievousness — c.1300, from GRIEVOUS (Cf. grievous) + NESS (Cf. ness) …   Etymology dictionary

  • grievousness — grievous ► ADJECTIVE formal ▪ (of something bad) very severe or serious. DERIVATIVES grievously adverb grievousness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • Grievousness — Grievous Griev ous, a. [OF. grevous, grevos, LL. gravosus. See {Grief}.] 1. Causing grief or sorrow; painful; afflictive; hard to bear; offensive; harmful. [1913 Webster] The famine was grievous in the land. Gen. xii. 10. [1913 Webster] The thing …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • grievousness — noun see grievous …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • grievousness — See grievously. * * * …   Universalium

  • grievousness — noun the quality or state of being grievous …   Wiktionary

  • grievousness — griev·ous·ness || griːvÉ™snɪs n. quality of being grievous …   English contemporary dictionary

  • grievousness — griev·ous·ness …   English syllables

  • Theft — • The secret taking of another s property against the reasonable will of that other Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Theft     Theft      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • grievous — adjective Date: 13th century 1. causing or characterized by severe pain, suffering, or sorrow < a grievous wound > < a grievous loss > 2. oppressive, onerous < grievous costs of war > 3. serious, grave < grievous …   New Collegiate Dictionary


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