Grievous and Heavy


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Grievous adjective – Difficult to endure.
Usage example: the months of chemotherapy seemed almost as grievous an affliction as the cancer itself

Heavy is a synonym for grievous in severe topic. In some cases you can use "Heavy" instead the word "Grievous" as an adjective or a noun, when it comes to topics like characteristic, burdensome. popular alternative
Nearby Words: grieve, grieved, grieving, grievously
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Heavy adjective – Difficult to endure.
Usage example: ignoring common sense, she drank the parasite-infested pond water and paid a heavy penalty for it

Grievous is a synonym for heavy in characteristic topic. You can use "Grievous" instead an adjective "Heavy", if it concerns topics such as difficult, forceful, onerous. popular alternative
Nearby Words: heave, heavyweight, heaviness, heaved, heavily
Synonyms for Heavy

Things that words describes

use grievous use heavy use
damage grievous damage heavy damage
losses grievous losses heavy losses
attacks grievous attacks heavy attacks
Other nouns: amounts.

Both words in one sentence

  • Nanomachines: The Romans make heavy use of nanites, both for healing grievous injuries and disassembling enemies.
  • It happens in an episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, when Heavy is forced to stay behind ad blow up the outpost to warn the Republic of Grievous's approach.
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