Meaning of “grievous” in the English Dictionary

"grievous" in British English

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grievousadjective

uk /ˈɡriː.vəs/ us /ˈɡriː.vəs/ formal

(Definition of “grievous” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"grievous" in American English

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grievousadjective

us /ˈɡri·vəs/

having very serious effects or causing great pain:

It was a grievous head wound, and he was not expected to survive.
grievously
adverb us /ˈɡri·vəs·li/

He was grievously injured.

(Definition of “grievous” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)