GRIE'VOUS, adjective [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. Proverbs 15:1.
2. Causing grief or sorrow.
The thing was very grievous in Abraham's sight, because of his son. Genesis 21:11.
The famine was very grievous in the land. Genesis 12:10.
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. Proverbs 15:1.
7. Hurtful; destructive; causing mischief; as grievous wolves. Acts 20:29.