Definitions for grief
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grief, heartache, heartbreak, brokenheartednessnoun
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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from grieve; griff, Welsh, probably from the English.
I will instruct my sorrows to be proud;
For grief is proud, and makes his owner stout. William Shakespeare.
Wringing of the hands, knocking the breast, or wishing one’s self unborn, are but the ceremonies of sorrow, the pomp and ostentation of an effeminate grief, which speak not so much the greatness of the misery as the smallness of the mind. Robert South, Sermons.
The mother was so afflicted at the loss of a fine boy, who was her only son, that she died for grief of it. Joseph Addison, Spect.
Be factious for redress of all these griefs,
And I will set this foot of mine as far
As who goes farthest. William Shakespeare.
The king hath sent to know
The nature of your griefs, and whereupon
You conjure from the breast of civil peace
Such bold hostility? William Shakespeare, Henry IV. p. i.
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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British National Corpus
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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
The main thing is for the key people in the life of the deceased to communicate with each other, to share their grief by whatever medium... they feel comfortable with.
The very tools that we need to use to get control, to make sure that buildings aren't burned and the rule of law collapses, are those very institutional tools that have led to that grief and pain, i understand clearly there is no trust in many of our communities, and the differentiation between the Minneapolis Police Department that we witnessed losing trust of those they are there to serve is very difficult for people to make.
Your central self is totally untouched By grief, confusion, desperation.
To me, my menopause is tied into the grief over my husband, … I felt like somebody just peeled my skin off. Like this process of grieving and heartbreak and betrayal, it stripped me of my Paulina skin, the one that I used to know, the one that used to protect me. I don’t have anything that protects me anymore.
In the midst of our collective grief, I pray we avoid criminalizing or casting collective blame on entire communities for the actions committed by one or even a small number of individuals.
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- বেদনা, দুঃখBengali
- θλίψη, οδύνη, συντριβή, πόνοςGreek
- dolor, calamidad, pena, pesar, sufrimientoSpanish
- murhe, suruFinnish
- chagrin, peine, douleurFrench
- doilgheas, bròn, dòlas, mulad, èisleanScottish Gaelic
- मातम, ग़म, दूःख, शोकHindi
- bánat, gyászHungarian
- 悲哀, 悲しみJapanese
- żal, smutek, zmartwieniePolish
- întristare, mâhnire, tristețeRomanian
- печаль, горе, скорбьRussian
- bedrövelse, sorgSwedish
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