What is another word for grievously?

Pronunciation: [ɡɹˈiːvəsli] (IPA)

"Grievously" is an adverb that is used to describe something done or experienced with great suffering or pain. There are several synonyms that can be used for this word, including severely, gravely, deeply, acutely, terribly, intensely, painfully, and horribly. Each of these synonyms conveys a similar feeling of great anguish or distress, whether physical or emotional. Choosing the right word to replace "grievously" will depend on the context in which it is being used and the connotation that is desired. Words such as "severely" and "gravely" are more formal, while "terribly" and "horribly" may be more colloquial. Ultimately, the synonym chosen should be one that accurately conveys the intended meaning and emotional weight of the phrase.

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What are the opposite words for grievously?

The word grievously means to cause great pain or suffering to someone or something. Its antonyms would be words that convey the opposite meaning, such as lightly, gently, mildly or tenderly. Lightly means with little or no pressure or force. Gently means in a kind or tender manner, while mildly means in a way that is not severe or extreme. Tenderly means in a gentle and loving way. All these antonyms for the word grievously indicate that something is done with care, compassion, and ease rather than causing harm or pain.

Usage examples for Grievously

For the first time in his life Lingard did not know what he wanted, or, rather, he was grievously aware that one side of his nature was imperiously demanding of him something he was determined not to grant.
"Jane Oglander"
Marie Belloc Lowndes
Though you two have grievously wounded me, I recognize the goodness of your motives, and feel grateful.
"The Mystery of the Locks"
Edgar Watson Howe
When, soon after their marriage, she had by various means made it plain that he was expected to keep his distance and leave her largely to her own devices it had been a relief that he had fallen in with her views without protest, though it had been evident that it had grievously hurt him.
"A Prairie Courtship"
Harold Bindloss

Famous quotes with Grievously

  • We acknowledge and bewail our manifold sins and wickedness, which we, from time to time, most grievously have committed, by thought, word and deed.
    Camilla P. Bowles
  • Fairest and dearest, your wrath and anger are more heavy than I can bear; but learn that I cannot tell what you wish me to say without sinning against my honour too grievously.
    Marie de France
  • His death is a revelation of the nature of God, and a pledge that God will stand by me until I am made one with him. . . It was a revelation of God’s reaction to human sin. To be hurt and hindered by it, but to go on loving, and go on loving, and go on loving, without reprisal or answering violence until men see what sin is and what sin does, and turn with loathing from that which has so grievously hurt the greatest Lover of the human soul. . . It is not what God once was, or Christ once did, that can save us, but what Christ once did is the sacrament and visible pledge to us of what He is and does for ever. . . He committed himself to the task of recovering all humanity to God, however long it might take, however arduous the way, however unrewarding the toil.
    Leslie Weatherhead
  • It is confidently expected that the period is at hand, when man, through ignorance, shall not much longer inflict unnecessary misery on man; because the mass of mankind will become enlightened, and will clearly discern that by so acting they will inevitably create misery to themselves.the extensive knowledge of the facts which present themselves on the globe, makes it evident to those whose reasoning faculties have not been entirely paralysed, that all mankind firmly believe, that everybody except themselves has been grievously deceived in his fundamental principles; and feel the utmost astonishment that the nations of the world could embrace such gross inconsistencies for divine or political truths.
    Robert Owen
  • It appears to be an inborn and imperative need of all men to regard the self as a unit. However often and however grievously this illusion is shattered, it always mends again. The judge who sits over the murderer and looks into his face, and at one moment recognizes all the emotions and potentialities and possibilities of the murderer in his own soul and hears the murderer’s voice as his own, is at the next moment one and indivisible as the judge, and scuttles back into the shell of his cultivated self and does his duty and condemns the murderer to death. And if ever the suspicion of their manifold being dawns upon men of unusual powers and of unusually delicate perceptions, so that, as all genius must, they break through the illusion of the unity of the personality and perceive that the self is made up of a bundle of selves, they have only to say so and at once the majority puts them under lock and key, calls science to aid, establishes schizomania and protects humanity from the necessity of hearing the cry of truth from the lips of these unfortunate persons.
    Hermann Hesse

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