(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.Milton.
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.Fuller.
(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
Grieve not the Holy Spirit of God.Eph. iv. 30.
The maidens grieved themselves at my concern.Cowper,
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.Shak.
(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.