Definitions for Griefgrif

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

griefgrif(n.)

  1. keen mental suffering or distress over affliction or loss; sharp sorrow; painful regret.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Psychology

  2. a cause or occasion of keen distress or sorrow.

  3. Informal. trouble; difficulty; annoyance:

    Don't let his silly remark give you grief.

Idioms for grief:

  1. come to grief,to suffer misfortune.

    Category: Idiom

  2. good grief,(used as an exclamation of dismay, surprise, or relief):

    Good grief, it's started to rain again!

    Category: Idiom

Origin of grief:

1175–1225; ME gref, grief < AF gref; see grieve

Princeton's WordNet

  1. grief, heartache, heartbreak, brokenheartedness(noun)

    intense sorrow caused by loss of a loved one (especially by death)

  2. grief, sorrow(noun)

    something that causes great unhappiness

    "her death was a great grief to John"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. grief(noun)grif

    sadness or sorrow, especially when sb dies

    families coping with grief; a father's grief over the killing of his son

Wiktionary

  1. grief(Noun)

    Suffering, hardship.

  2. grief(Noun)

    Pain of mind arising from misfortune, significant personal loss, misconduct of oneself or others, etc.; sorrow; sadness.

  3. grief(Noun)

    Cause or instance of sorrow or pain; that which afflicts or distresses; trial.

    Surely, he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows. -Isaiah 53:4

  4. grief(Verb)

    To deliberately harass and annoy or cause grief to other players of a game in order to interfere with their enjoyment of it; especially, to do this as oneu2019s primary activity in the game.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Grief(adj)

    pain of mind on account of something in the past; mental suffering arising from any cause, as misfortune, loss of friends, misconduct of one's self or others, etc.; sorrow; sadness

  2. Grief(adj)

    cause of sorrow or pain; that which afficts or distresses; trial; grievance

  3. Grief(adj)

    physical pain, or a cause of it; malady

Freebase

  1. Grief

    Grief is a multi-faceted response to loss, particularly to the loss of someone or something to which a bond was formed. Although conventionally focused on the emotional response to loss, it also has physical, cognitive, behavioral, social, and philosophical dimensions. While the terms are often used interchangeably, bereavement refers to the state of loss, and grief is the reaction to loss. Grief is a natural response to loss. It is the emotional suffering one feels when something or someone the individual loves is taken away. Grief is also a reaction to any loss. The grief associated with death is familiar to most people, but individuals grieve in connection with a variety of losses throughout their lives, such as unemployment, ill health or the end of a relationship. Loss can be categorised as either physical or abstract, the physical loss being related to something that the individual can touch or measure, such as losing a spouse through death, while other types of loss are abstract, and relate to aspects of a person’s social interactions.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. grief

    1. The telescope of the emotions that unfolds to your eye the meaning of all worlds. 2. The overtones in all joy. 3. The pleasure that lasts the longest. 4. The tears of Memory. 5. The vice of weakness and the virtue of strength.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Grief

    Normal, appropriate sorrowful response to an immediate cause. It is self-limiting and gradually subsides within a reasonable time.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Grief' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4444

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Grief' in Nouns Frequency: #2367


Translations for Grief

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

grief(noun)

great sorrow or unhappiness

She was filled with grief at the news of her sister's death.

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