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Synonyms for grief

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Princeton's WordNet

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

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

    heartbreak, sorrow, heartache, brokenheartedness

  2. grief, sorrow(noun)

    something that causes great unhappiness

    "her death was a great grief to John"

    regret, sadness, ruefulness, brokenheartedness, heartache, sorrow, sorrowfulness, heartbreak, rue

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. grief

    Grief is acute mental pain resulting from loss, misfortune, or deep disappointment. Grief is more acute and less enduring than sorrow. Sorrow and grief are for definite cause; sadness and melancholy may arise from a vague sense of want or loss, from a low state of health, or other ill-defined cause; sadness may be momentary; melancholy is more enduring, and may become chronic. Affliction expresses a deep heart-sorrow and is applied also to the misfortune producing such sorrow; mourning most frequently denotes sorrow publicly expressed, or the public expression of such sorrow as may reasonably be expected; as, it is common to observe thirty days of mourning on the death of an officer of state.

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    affliction, distress, melancholy, mourning, regret, sadness, sorrow, tribulation, trouble, wo

    Grief at a loss; for a friend.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. grief

    trouble, tribulation, woe, mourning, regret, affliction, sorrow, sadness

    joy, exultation, delight, elation, hilarity

Editors Contribution

  1. entschuldigen

    a new approach to what was hastily handled, more inline to the actuality.

    an attitudinal difference from her reaction after considering the nuisances

    Submitted by greenwriter60 on March 30, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. grief(n.)

    sorrow, regret, affliction, distress, tribulation, woe, sadness, bitterness, anguish, misery, agony, heartache, heavy heart, bleeding heart, broken heart, pain of mind, mental suffering

  2. grief(n.)

    trial, grievance, cause of sorrow

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. grief(n)

    anguish, sorrow, heartbreak, regret, remorse, dolor, misery, heartache, woe, tribulation, rue, affliction, bereavement, trial, adversity, distress, grievance

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How to use grief in a sentence?

  1. Anne Spencer Morrow Lindbergh:

    Grief can't be shared. Everyone carries it alone, his own burdens, his own way.

  2. Mitch McConnell:

    Two years of exhaustive investigation and nothing to establish the fanciful conspiracy theory that Democratic politicians and TV talking heads had treated like a foregone conclusion, this ought to be good news for everyone but my Democratic colleagues seem to be publicly working through the five stages of grief.

  3. Rita Kalnejais:

    I didn't set out to write this story, it sort of just bubbled out of me, i guess my experience is that when people are in grief or having a really intense time they're so funny - like you have to be funny to get through it and it kind of brings you closer together.

  4. Mark Twain:

    Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of a joy you must have somebody to divide it with.

  5. Anne Morrow Lindbergh:

    Grief can't be shared. Everyone carries it alone. His own burden in his own way.

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