grave consequences

grave consequences

noun a bleak outcome, a deleterious outcome, a deleterious outgrowth, a malignant scenario, an extremely unfortunate sequence of events, deleterious aftermath, deleterious developments, deleteeious effects, deleterious results, important and significant effects, severe fallout
Associated concepts: punishment
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The notion of murder was absurd: no motive was discoverable, the young couple being understood to dote on each other; and it was not unprecedented that an accidental slip of the foot should have brought these grave consequences.
It warned against the grave consequences of such irresponsible practices of the Israeli occupation forces and settlers.
November 11, 2015 (BENTIU) - South Sudan remains engulfed in a spiral of violence -- with clashes in southern and central parts of the oil-rich Unity state having "intensified with grave consequences for civilians", leaving at-risk populations food insecure and vulnerable to diseases, the United Nations humanitarian agency (OCHA) has warned.
Moscow, SANA -- Head of the Syrian Commission for Family Affairs and Population Hadeel al-Asmar said the unjust European sanctions against Syria had no effect on Damascus political stances but triggered grave consequences on the Syrian people.
Giving threats of grave consequences by Altaf Hussain to national institutions is matter of serious concern.
Dr Ahmed Abdul Aziz says everything has been turned upside down because of man's interference which led to fatal and carcinogenic diseases, and grave consequences.
The Ministry warns of the grave consequences of targeting the places of worship, for it would spur sectarian-based confessional feud and reflect excessive savagery.
However, these figures show it remains a serious matter and failings can have grave consequences.
Jailing all three men at Wolverhampton Crown Court, Judge Nicholas Webb described the attack in Tividale, West Midlands, as a "wicked" act with grave consequences.
Remaining mute spectators to countries being torn up in this manner can have grave consequences," he added.
Rasmussen told a news conference during a visit to the Czech Republic, a NATO member, that any further military action by Russia would lead to grave consequences and severe economic sanctions.
It would have grave consequences for our relationship with Russia and would further isolate Russia internationally.