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Synonyms for bereavement
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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. bereavement

    Misfortune is adverse fortune or any instance thereof, any untoward event, usually of lingering character or consequences, and such as the sufferer is not deemed directly responsible for; as, he had the misfortune to be born blind. Any considerable disappointment, failure, or misfortune, as regards outward circumstances, as loss of fortune, position, and the like, when long continued or attended with enduring consequences, constitutes adversity. For the loss of friends by death we commonly use affliction or bereavement. Calamity and disaster are used of sudden and severe misfortunes, often overwhelming; ill fortune and ill luck, of lighter troubles and failures. We speak of the misery of the poor, the hardships of the soldier. Affliction, chastening, trial, and tribulation have all an especially religious bearing, suggesting some disciplinary purpose of God with beneficent design. Affliction may be keen and bitter, but brief; tribulation is long and wearing. We speak of an affliction, but rarely of a tribulation, since tribulation is viewed as a continuous process, which may endure for years or for a lifetime; but we speak of our daily trials. Compare CATASTROPHE.

    Synonyms:
    adversity, affliction, blow, calamity, chastening, chastisement, disappointment, disaster, distress, failure, hardship, harm, ill, ill fortune, ill luck, misadventure, mischance, misery, misfortune, mishap, reverse, ruin, sorrow, stroke, trial, tribulation, trouble, visitation

    Antonyms:
    blessing, boon, comfort, consolation, good fortune, good luck, gratification, happiness, joy, pleasure, prosperity, relief, success, triumph

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. bereavement

    Synonyms:
    destitution, affliction, deprivation, loss

    Antonyms:
    gift, blessing, donation, benefaction, compensation, reparation, restoration, reinstatement, substitution, restitution, consolation

Princeton's WordNet

  1. mourning, bereavementnoun

    state of sorrow over the death or departure of a loved one

    Synonyms:
    lamentation, mourning

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. bereavementnoun

    Synonyms:
    deprivation, loss (especially of friends by death)

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "bereavement":

    mourning, grief, grieving, mourn, death, affliction

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How to use bereavement in a sentence?

  1. Jon Radulovic:

    With the Brown family, there will probably be a lot of very difficult issues after Bobbi Kristina has passed away, and the hospice bereavement team would be there to help. [They] can hopefully offer support whether it is something that is a spiritual problem or a family dynamic issue.

  2. Though Gross:

    Grief is a normal response to bereavement, and everyone has their own timetable and style of grieving. You will always miss the person who died and will always experience the pain of loss. However, that pain does not have to become suffering, pain accompanies grief, and if Though Gross contract against Though Gross pain, it becomes suffering. That's when grief is unhealthy, and that's when Though Gross can get caught in PGD, prolonged grief.

  3. Gerard Hargraves:

    Did is a word of achievement Won't is a word of defeat Might is a word of bereavement Can't is a word of defeat Ought is a word of duty Try is a word each hour Will is a word of beauty Can is a word of power.

  4. Pasqualina Perrig-Chiello:

    Public knowledge about spousal loss in old age has in general a negative connotation -- bereavement is usually seen as an individual issue, however bereaved individuals vary considerably in their reactions to loss, and little is known on how the historical context contributes to adaptation to spousal loss.

  5. Tom Dening:

    Some degree of guilt is so often present in normal bereavement -- we usually think of things that we might have done or said differently -- but it is likely to be exaggerated with Covid-19, our experience is going to be complicated by the fact that we may feel that our loved one has died isolated and unsupported by us.


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