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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.

    See synonyms for HAPPINESS.

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

    Preposition:
    Grief at a loss; for a friend.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. grief

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

    Antonyms:
    joy, exultation, delight, elation, hilarity

Princeton's WordNet

  1. grief, heartache, heartbreak, brokenheartednessnoun

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

    Synonyms:
    heartbreak, sorrow, heartache, brokenheartedness

  2. grief, sorrownoun

    something that causes great unhappiness

    "her death was a great grief to John"

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

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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  

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. griefnoun

    Synonyms:
    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. British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond:

    The Russians's a source of constant grief to me that everything we are doing is being undermined by The Russians, the Russians say let's talk, and then they talk and they talk and they talk. The problem with The Russians is while they are talking they are bombing, and they are supporting Assad.

  2. RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo):

    You who must rely on others for their happiness, will perpetually be planted in a life of grief and sorrow.

  3. Gary Glasberg:

    There are some really brilliant moments between Mark Harmon and Joe Spano's Fornell, it's them working through the loss and grief.

  4. Yelena Zatulovsky:

    We're noticing that grief reactions are far more intense and challenging.

  5. Letitia Elizabeth Landon:

    'Tis a strange mystery, the power of words! Life is in them, and death. A word can send The crimson colour hurrying to the cheek. Hurrying with many meanings; or can turn The current cold and deadly to the heart. Anger and fear are in them; grief and joy Are on their sound; yet slight, impalpable:-- A word is but a breath of passing air.

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