(Grie"go) n. See Greggoe.

(Griev"a*ble) a. Lamentable. [Obs.]

(Griev"ance) n. [OF. grevance. See Grieve, v. t.]

1. A cause of uneasiness and complaint; a wrong done and suffered; that which gives ground for remonstrance or resistance, as arising from injustice, tyranny, etc.; injury.

2. Grieving; grief; affliction.

The . . . grievance of a mind unreasonably yoked.

Syn. — Burden; oppression; hardship; trouble.

(Griev"an*cer) n. One who occasions a grievance; one who gives ground for complaint. [Obs.]

Petition . . . against the bishops as grand grievancers.

(Grieve Greeve), n. [AS. gerefa. Cf. Reeve an officer.] A manager of a farm, or overseer of any work; a reeve; a manorial bailiff. [Scot.]

Their children were horsewhipped by the grieve.
Sir W. Scott.

(Grieve) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Grieved ; p. pr. & vb. n. Grieving.] [OE. greven, OF. grever, fr. L. gravare to burden, oppress, fr. gravis heavy. See Grief.]

1. To occasion grief to; to wound the sensibilities of; to make sorrowful; to cause to suffer; to afflict; to hurt; to try.

Grieve not the Holy Spirit of God.
Eph. iv. 30.

The maidens grieved themselves at my concern.

2. To sorrow over; as, to grieve one's fate. [R.]

(Grieve), v. i. To feel grief; to be in pain of mind on account of an evil; to sorrow; to mourn; — often followed by at, for, or over.

Do not you grieve at this.

(Griev"er) n. One who, or that which, grieves.

(Griev"ing), a. Sad; sorrowful; causing grief.n. The act of causing grief; the state of being grieved.Griev"ing*ly, adv. Shak.

(Griev"ous) a. [OF. grevous, grevos, LL. gravosus. See Grief.]

1. Causing grief or sorrow; painful; afflictive; hard to bear; offensive; harmful.

The famine was grievous in the land.
Gen. xii. 10.

The thing was very grievous in Abraham's sight.
Gen. xxi. 11.

2. Characterized by great atrocity; heinous; aggravated; flagitious; as, a grievous sin. Gen. xviii. 20.

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