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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)

    Synonyms:
    heartbreak, sorrow, heartache, brokenheartedness

  2. grief, sorrow(noun)

    something that causes great unhappiness

    "her death was a great grief to John"

    Synonyms:
    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.

    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

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.)

    Synonyms:
    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.)

    Synonyms:
    trial, grievance, cause of sorrow

How to use grief in a sentence?

  1. Aeschylus:

    Sweet is a grief well ended.

  2. Samuel Johnson:

    Grief is a species of idleness.

  3. George Henry Lewes:

    The only cure for grief is action.

  4. Anonymous:

    It is light grief that can take counsel.

  5. Terence:

    To touch a sore is to renew one's grief.

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