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English Synonyms and Antonyms4.0 / 1 vote

  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 Antonyms2.5 / 2 votes

  1. grief

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

    Antonyms:
    joy, exultation, delight, elation, hilarity

Princeton's WordNet1.5 / 2 votes

  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 Contribution0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Words3.0 / 2 votes

  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. Billy Walker:

    I have never experienced this kind of grief before.

  2. George Herbert:

    Go not for every grief to the physician, nor for every quarrel to the lawyer, nor for every thirst to the pot.

  3. Matt Graf:

    As a father who has experienced the heartbreak of miscarriages, Théoden's grief at the loss of his son and his declaring' no parent should have to bury their child' cuts directly to my core, as a father of a newly adopted daughter, I relate to Théoden's relationship with Éowyn in an entirely different way. I now realize exactly what Théoden means in the books when he calls Éowyn' dearer than daughter.'.

  4. Nancy Writebol:

    Liberia's very much like an onion... there's layer after layer after layer of trauma and grief, so we're going back to not only read into that but, as a survivor, to bear that burden with the Liberians who have come through that.

  5. Elizabeth Gaskell:

    My heart burnt within me with indignation and grief; we could think of nothing else. All night long we had only snatches of sleep, waking up perpetually to the sense of a great shock and grief. Every one is feeling the same. I never knew so universal a feeling.


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