American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1

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Author: Noah Webster

Grievous

GRIE’VOUS, a. [from grieve, or grief.] Heavy; oppressive; burdensome; as a grievous load of taxes.

1. Afflictive; painful; hard to be borne.

Correction is grievous to him that forsaketh the way. Prov 15.

2. Causing grief or sorrow.

The thing was very grievous in Abraham’s sight, because of his son. Gen 21.

3. Distressing.

The famine was very grievous in the land. Gen 12.

4. Great; atrocious.

Because their sin is very grievous. Gen 18.

5. Expressing great uneasiness; as a grievous complaint.

6. Provoking; offensive; tending to irritate; as grievous words. Prov 15.

7. Hurtful; destructive; causing mischief; as grievous wolves. Acts 20.

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Chicago: Noah Webster Jr., "Grievous," American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1 in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1 (New York: S. Converse, 1828), Original Sources, accessed September 20, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DKBIY8T5V5LYWZ6.

MLA: Webster, Noah, Jr. "Grievous." American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1, in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1, New York, S. Converse, 1828, Original Sources. 20 Sep. 2018. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DKBIY8T5V5LYWZ6.

Harvard: Webster, N, 'Grievous' in American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1. cited in 1828, An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1, S. Converse, New York. Original Sources, retrieved 20 September 2018, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DKBIY8T5V5LYWZ6.