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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (very serious)
a. grave
The April snowstorm caused grievous losses to the peach harvest.La tormenta de nieve en abril causó graves pérdidas a la cosecha de duraznos.
b. doloroso
After the grievous loss of her son, Susan has dedicated her life to raising money for cancer research.Después de la dolorosa pérdida de su hijo, Susan ha dedicado su vida a recaudar fondos para la investigación del cáncer.
c. penoso
The military takeover had grievous consequences for the people living in the capital.El golpe militar tuvo penosas consecuencias para la población de la capital.
d. severo
The region's economy suffered a grievous blow when textile manufacturing moved overseas.La economía de la región sufrió un severo golpe cuando la fabricación de textiles se trasladó al extranjero.
2. (legal) (United Kingdom)
a. grave
The court indicted him for inflicting grievous bodily harm.La corte lo acusó de causar lesiones corporales graves.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (formal)
a. grave
2. (law) (United Kingdom)
grievous bodily harmlesiones graves
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grievous [ˈɡriːvəs]
[+loss etc] doloroso; penoso; [+blow] severo; [+pain] fuerte; [+crime, offence, error] grave; [+task] penoso;
grievous bodily harm (n) (Jur) daños (m) físicos graves; lesiones (f) corporales graves
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