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Synonyms for bereavement

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mourning, bereavement(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    lamentation, mourning

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. bereavement(n.)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    mourning, grief, grieving, mourn, death, affliction

How to pronounce bereavement?

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#43262mishap
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#82122chastisement
#95248destitution
#194474chastening
#246182mischance

How to use bereavement in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Henri Nouwen:

    When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.

  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. Liana Roodt:

    In an ideal setting, psychological support, counseling and even practical things like bereavement counseling are super important but seen as a luxury right now.

  5. 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.


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