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life-threatening, severe, serious, grievous, grave, dangerous
adj. causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm; "a dangerous operation"; "a grave situation"; "a grave illness"; "grievous bodily harm"; "a serious wound"; "a serious turn of events"; "a severe case of pneumonia"; "a life-threatening disease"
heartrending, heartbreaking, grievous
adj. causing or marked by grief or anguish; "a grievous loss"; "a grievous cry"; "her sigh was heartbreaking"; "the heartrending words of Rabin's granddaughter"
afflictive, distressing, distressful, grievous
adj. causing misery or pain or distress; "it was a sore trial to him"; "the painful process of growing up"
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important, crucial
adj. of extreme importance; vital to the resolution of a crisis; "a crucial moment in his career"; "a crucial election"; "a crucial issue for women"
staid, sedate
adj. characterized by dignity and propriety
wretched, suffering, miserable
adj. very unhappy; full of misery; "he felt depressed and miserable"; "a message of hope for suffering humanity"; "wretched prisoners huddled in stinking cages"
weighty
adj. weighing heavily on the spirit; causing anxiety or worry; "weighty problems"
forlorn
adj. marked by or showing hopelessness; "the last forlorn attempt"; "a forlorn cause"
eventful, consequential
adj. having important issues or results; "the year's only really consequential legislation"; "an eventful decision"
serious
adj. of great consequence; "marriage is a serious matter"
sorrowful
adj. experiencing or marked by or expressing sorrow especially that associated with irreparable loss; "sorrowful widows"; "a sorrowful tale of death and despair"; "sorrowful news"; "even in laughter the heart is sorrowful"- Proverbs 14:13
wicked, terrible, severe
adj. intensely or extremely bad or unpleasant in degree or quality; "severe pain"; "a severe case of flu"; "a terrible cough"; "under wicked fire from the enemy's guns"; "a wicked cough"
violent, big, heavy, high
adj. marked by intense physical force: "a big wind"; "a violent squall"; "heavy seas"; "high winds"
penetrating, penetrative
adj. tending to penetrate; having the power of entering or piercing; "a toxic penetrative spray applied to the surface"; "a cold penetrating wind"; "a penetrating odor"
sober, sedate, grave, solemn
adj. dignified and somber in manner or character and committed to keeping promises; "a grave God-fearing man"; "a quiet sedate nature"; "as sober as a judge"; "a solemn promise"; "the judge was solemn as he pronounced sentence"
significant
adj. too closely correlated to be attributed to chance and therefore indicating a systematic relation; "the interaction effect is significant at the .01 level"; "no significant difference was found"
momentous
adj. of very great significance; "deciding to drop the atom bomb was a very big decision"; "a momentous event"
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dire, desperate
adj. fraught with extreme danger; nearly hopeless; "a desperate illness"; "on all fronts the Allies were in a desperate situation due to lack of materiel"- G.C.Marshall; "a dire emergency"
dire
adj. fraught with extreme danger; nearly hopeless; "a desperate illness"; "on all fronts the Allies were in a desperate situation due to lack of materiel"- G.C.Marshall; "a dire emergency"
suffering
adj. troubled by pain or loss; "suffering refugees"
sorrowing, mourning, grief-stricken, grieving, bereft, bereaved
adj. sorrowful through loss or deprivation; "bereft of hope"
bitter
adj. proceeding from or exhibiting great hostility or animosity; "a bitter struggle"; "bitter enemies"
heartsick, heartbroken, brokenhearted
adj. full of sorrow
doleful, saddening, unhappy
adj. causing or suggestive of sorrow or gloom; "a gloomy outlook"; "gloomy news"
dolourous, weeping, tearful, lachrymose, dolorous
adj. showing sorrow
elegiac
adj. expressing sorrow often for something past; "an elegiac lament for youthful ideals"
lamentable
adj. bad; unfortunate; "my finances were in a deplorable state"; "a lamentable decision"; "her clothes were in sad shape"; "a sorry state of affairs"
lugubrious
adj. excessively mournful
plaintive, mournful
adj. expressing sorrow
woeful, woebegone
adj. affected by or full of grief or woe; "his sorrow...made him look...haggard and...woebegone"- George du Maurier
sad
adj. of things that make you feel sad; "sad news"; "she doesn't like sad movies"; "it was a very sad story"; "When I am dead, my dearest, / Sing no sad songs for me"- Christina Rossetti
achy, aching
adj. causing a dull and steady pain; "my aching head"; "her old achy joints"
agonised, agonized
adj. expressing pain or agony; "agonized screams"
arduous
adj. difficult to accomplish; demanding considerable mental effort and skill; "the arduous work of preparing a dictionary"
stinging, smarting, burning
adj. (painful)
galled, chafed
adj. painful from having the skin abraded
tender, sore, sensitive, raw
adj. hurting; "the tender spot on his jaw"
poignant
adj. keenly distressing to the mind or feelings; "poignant anxiety"
wrenching, racking
adj. causing great physical or mental suffering; "a wrenching pain"
saddle-sore
adj. (of a rider) sore after riding a horse
traumatic
adj. psychologically painful;"few experiences are more traumatic than losing a child";
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