grave - definition and synonyms

 
adjective 

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/ɡreɪv/
adjectivegrave
comparativegraver
superlativegravest
  1. 1
    so serious that you feel worried

    The situation is very grave and appears to be deteriorating.

    1. a.
      used for emphasizing how serious something is

      The report expressed grave concerns about the safety of meat production.

      I have grave doubts that he’ll ever become a doctor.

      in grave danger (of):

      The peace process is in grave danger of collapsing.

derived word

gravely

adverb

Her husband had been gravely ill for some time.