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adjective 
  1. Serious, severe, very harmful.
    • 1883: w:Robert Louis Stevenson, Robert Louis Stevenson, w:Treasure Island, Treasure Island
    • : As for the captain, his wounds were indeed but not dangerous.
      1. Oppressive
      2. Sorrow
Etymology: From grieve, from the Middle English greven, from the Old French grever, from Latin gavare (which means to burden). Developed in the 13th century.


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