-grave o serious?-

-grave o serious?-
Nota d'uso
L'aggettivo italiano grave riferito a malattie, ferite o in generale a situazioni da difficili da affrontare, non corrisponde all'aggettivo inglese “grave” in contesti informali. Il termine più usato in questi casi è “serious”: Ha una malattia grave, she's got a serious illness (non she's got a grave illness); La situazione è grave, the situation is serious. L'aggettivo inglese “grave”, invece, appartiene a un registro piuttosto alto anche se è comunemente usato in collocazioni come: grave danger, grave concerns, grave errors e grave doubts.

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  • Grave — Grave, a. [Compar. {Graver} (gr[=a]v [ e]r); superl. {Gravest.}] [F., fr. L. gravis heavy; cf. It. & Sp. grave heavy, grave. See {Grief.}] 1. Of great weight; heavy; ponderous. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] His shield grave and great. Chapman. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Grave accent — Grave Grave, a. [Compar. {Graver} (gr[=a]v [ e]r); superl. {Gravest.}] [F., fr. L. gravis heavy; cf. It. & Sp. grave heavy, grave. See {Grief.}] 1. Of great weight; heavy; ponderous. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] His shield grave and great. Chapman.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • grave — [adj1] serious; gloomy cold sober*, deadpan*, dignified, dour, dull, earnest, grim, grimfaced, heavy, leaden, long faced, meaningful, muted, no nonsense*, ponderous, quiet, sad, sage, saturnine, sedate, sober, solemn, somber, staid, strictly… …   New thesaurus

  • grave accent — ► NOUN ▪ a mark ( ) placed over a vowel in some languages to indicate a feature such as altered sound quality. ORIGIN French grave heavy, serious …   English terms dictionary

  • Grave accent — The grave accent ( ) is a diacritical mark used in written Catalan, French, Greek until 1982 (polytonic orthography), Italian, Norwegian, Occitan, Portuguese, Scottish Gaelic, Vietnamese, Welsh, Dutch, and other languages.The word grave is… …   Wikipedia

  • serious misconduct — Improper conduct of a grave and serious nature. Gonier v Chase Co. 97 Conn 46, 115 A 677, 19 ALR 83, 88 (term appearing in workmen s compensation statutes). As the term is used in workmen s compensation acts, Bevan in his work on Workmen s… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • serious — serious, grave, solemn, somber, sedate, staid, sober, earnest may be applied to persons, their looks, or their acts with the meaning not light or frivolous but actually or seemingly weighed down by deep thought, heavy cares, or purposive or… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • serious — [sir′ē əs] adj. [ME seryows < ML seriosus < L serius, grave, orig., prob. weighty, heavy < ? IE base * swer > OE swær, heavy, sad, Goth swers, important, orig., heavy] 1. of, showing, having, or caused by earnestness or deep thought;… …   English World dictionary

  • Serious — Se ri*ous, a. [L. serius: cf. F. s[ e]rieux, LL. seriosus.] 1. Grave in manner or disposition; earnest; thoughtful; solemn; not light, gay, or volatile. [1913 Webster] He is always serious, yet there is about his manner a graceful ease. Macaulay …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • serious — I (devoted) adjective ardent, assiduous, decided, dedicated, determined, devout, dogged, dutiful, eager, earnest, faithful, fervent, firm, fixed, intent, loyal, passionate, purposeful, relentless, resolute, resolved, settled, sincere, steadfast,… …   Law dictionary

  • grave — grave1 [grāv] adj. graver, gravest [Fr < L gravis, heavy, weighty < IE base * gwer , heavy, mill > QUERN, Gr barys, heavy, Sans gurúh, grave] 1. a) requiring serious thought; important; weighty [grave doubts] b) not light or tri …   English World dictionary

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