grief, heartache, heartbreak, brokenheartedness(noun)
intense sorrow caused by loss of a loved one (especially by death)
something that causes great unhappiness
"her death was a great grief to John"
Pain of mind arising from misfortune, significant personal loss, misconduct of oneself or others, etc.; sorrow; sadness.
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
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 one's primary activity in the game.
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
cause of sorrow or pain; that which afficts or distresses; trial; grievance
physical pain, or a cause of it; malady
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
grēf, n. heaviness of heart: sorrow: regret: mourning: cause of sorrow: affliction: (B.) bodily as well as mental pain.—adjs. Grief′ful (Spens.), full of grief; Grief′less, sorrowless; Grief′shot (Shak.), pierced with grief. [Fr.,—L. gravis, heavy.]
The Roycroft Dictionary
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
Normal, appropriate sorrowful response to an immediate cause. It is self-limiting and gradually subsides within a reasonable time.
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Rank popularity for the word 'grief' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4444
Rank popularity for the word 'grief' in Nouns Frequency: #2367
The numerical value of grief in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of grief in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Examples of grief in a Sentence
Amie and I had a love that people are lucky to have once in a lifetime, she was positive force in the world, a tireless and unapologetic champion for women, and passionate about her work as a therapist. I am overcome with grief. I would like to thank you in advance for giving Drew Carey and everyone who loved Amie privacy while we try to work through this tragic situation.
We've said from the beginning that this was a virus that originated in Wuhan, China. We took a lot of grief for that from the outside, but I think the whole world can see now.
Individual therapy can be helpful as well, many people have a hard time opening up in groups and do better with individual counseling. If therapy triggers other losses or traumas, these losses might also have to be looked at. Grief that is really debilitating or lasts exceptionally long might be complicated by the association of the loss to other losses and trauma. Individual therapy might be really important to understand this connection and to work it through.
Our sympathies go out to the families of each person who died, let us pray for them during this time of grief. We offer you our shoulders to cry on. You will never be forgotten.
People often turn to prayer in situations where they experience intense negative feelings, such as anger, grief or fear, all of these things are common during a pandemic. People also pray when they feel like something is out of their control, and they need help from a' higher power.'.
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- দুঃখ, বেদনাBengali
- θλίψη, οδύνη, πόνος, συντριβήGreek
- dolor, sufrimiento, pesar, pena, calamidadSpanish
- suru, murheFinnish
- douleur, peine, chagrinFrench
- doilgheas, èislean, bròn, dòlas, muladScottish Gaelic
- शोक, ग़म, दूःख, मातमHindi
- gyász, bánatHungarian
- 悲哀, 悲しみJapanese
- zmartwienie, żal, smutekPolish
- tristețe, mâhnire, întristareRomanian
- скорбь, горе, печальRussian
- sorg, bedrövelseSwedish
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