Grievous and Painful


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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

Painful is a synonym for grievous in agonizing topic. In some cases you can use "Painful" instead an adjective "Grievous", when it comes to topics like severe, bitter, lamentable, excruciating. popular alternative
Nearby Words: grieve, grieved, grieving, grievously
Synonyms for Grievous


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Painful adjective – Causing or feeling bodily pain.
Usage example: her broken arm was too painful for her to go on the trip

Grievous is a synonym for painful in agonizing topic. You can use "Grievous" instead an adjective "Painful", if it concerns topics such as bitter, distressing, lamentable, excruciating. popular alternative
Nearby Words: pain, pained, painfully, painless, paining
Synonyms for Painful

Things that words describes

part grievous part painful part
look grievous look painful look
defeat grievous defeat painful defeat
death grievous death painful death
Other nouns: moment, case, example, injury, damage, wound, ways, attacks, methods, consequences, deaths, injuries.

Both words in one sentence

  • Becoming the Costume Five Nights at Freddy's 3: Purple Guy's ultimate fate, where it is revealed he suffered a grievous, painful death and became entombed in the very same suit he used to commit his crimes, his restless ghost haunting it to this day.
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Painful or Grievous. 2016. Accessed October 25, 2020.

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