Definition of 'grievous'
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He had pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to attempting to cause grievous bodily harm. Times, Sunday Times (2017)At Grimsby crown court he pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A man has been charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent. The Sun (2016)Chelmsford crown court had heard her admit grievous bodily harm and she was sentenced to two years prison, suspended for two years. The Sun (2016)But a lesser plea of inflicting grievous bodily harm was accepted by the CPS. The Sun (2017)The science teacher admitted grievous bodily harm without intent. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He pleaded guilty to criminal damage and inflicting grievous bodily harm. The Sun (2014)He pleaded guilty to grievous bodily harm with intent. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Appeals by three others who admitted causing grievous bodily harm also failed. The Sun (2008)Thousands of offences including grievous bodily harm and malicious wounding are being cleared up with no more than an apology. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Each one is a grievous loss. Christianity Today (2000)Her death in January was a grievous blow. Times, Sunday Times (2011)She denies murder, causing grievous bodily harm and arson with intent to endanger life. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He was carried off, at first with fears that he had suffered a grievous injury. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Either way, it is a grievous blow to the most pleasant and popular of jockeys. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Being chastised by the Americans in public reflected a grievous loss of face. Times, Sunday Times (2012)One was convicted in 2000 for wounding and grievous bodily harm. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But she was convicted of inflicting grievous bodily harm at Preston crown court. The Sun (2015)The two defendants deny conspiracy to murder, conspiracy to cause grievous bodily harm and conspiracy to rob. Times, Sunday Times (2013)A man is in custody charged with grievous bodily harm. The Sun (2012)The pair denied conspiracy to murder, the alternative charges of conspiracy to cause grievous bodily harm and conspiracy to rob. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Still, the losses were grievous. The Times Literary Supplement (2012)Next January 26 will see another grievous blow. The Sun (2013)His death was a grievous blow to the world's respect for Marxist art and literature. Times, Sunday Times (2006)He was released on police bail after being questioned on suspicion of three counts of murder and 18 counts of causing grievous bodily harm with intent. The Sun (2012)He was jailed for 18 months for grievous bodily harm by a court in Guernsey after it heard that he had spat blood at police. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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Used Occasionally. grievous is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'grievous'
British English: grievous ADJECTIVE
If you describe something such as a loss as grievous, you mean that it is extremely serious or worrying in its effects.
Their loss would be a grievous blow to our engineering industries.
Definition of grievous from the Collins English Dictionary
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