grievous, burdensome, annoying, distressing ...1659 obs.
from Latin gravāmin-, gravāmen (a grievance) + -ous
FIRST DOCUMENTED USE
1659 - see EXAMPLE below
"...Many creep into the States service, that are both a disgrace to it, a dishonour unto God, and a gravaminous burthen to the ships and men they go amongst. Let me tell the States of England thus much, That the entertaining and countenancing of heretical, erroneous, factious and unpeaceable persons in their ships, has exceedingly hurt, poisoned and infected the silly and ignorant Sailors..."
From: Pelagos: Nec inter vivos, nec inter mortuos, neither amongst the living, nor amongst the dead.
Or, An improvement of the sea upon the nine nautical verses in the 107 Psalm
- Daniel Pell