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Definition of "grief" []

  • Deep mental anguish, as that arising from bereavement. See Synonyms at regret. (noun)
  • A source of deep mental anguish. (noun)
  • Annoyance or frustration: Trying to follow their directions was nothing but grief. (noun)
  • Trouble or difficulty: the griefs of trying to meet a deadline. (noun)
  • Archaic A grievance. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "grief" in a sentence
  • "III. ii.43 (306, 6) [For life I prize it As I weigh grief which I would spare] _Life_ is to me now only _grief, _ and as such only is considered by me, I would therefore willingly dismiss it."
  • "Only pray let her give way to her grief; much crying, even if it makes her cough for the moment, can do her no real harm, but stifling and swallowing _grief_ (which she"
  • "Your grief is your business; you deal with it how you need to."