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Definitions of grief

  1. intense sorrow caused by loss of a loved one (especially by death) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. something that causes great unhappiness; "her death was a great grief to John" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. Pain of mind on account of something in the past; mental suffering arising from any cause, as misfortune, loss of friends, misconduct of one's self or others, etc.; sorrow; sadness. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Cause of sorrow or pain; that which afficts or distresses; trial; grievance. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Physical pain, or a cause of it; malady. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Normal, appropriate sorrowful response to an immediate cause. It is self-limiting and gradually subsides within a reasonable time. Medical Dictionary DB
  7. Sorrow on account of present or past trouble; that which causes sorrow or sadness; affliction. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. Heaviness of heart: sorrow: regret: mourning: cause of sorrow: affliction: (B.) bodily as well as mental pain. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. Sorrow; regret; affliction. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. Sorrow; regret; lamentation. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. Affliction; grievance. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. Pain of mind produced by loss, misfortune, misconduct, or evil, whether suffered or done; sorrow; cause of sorrow; that which afflicts; affliction. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. Pain of mind on account of any trouble, past or present, or of fault committed; sorrow; that which afflicts. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  14. gr[=e]f, n. heaviness of heart: sorrow: regret: mourning: cause of sorrow: affliction: (B.) bodily as well as mental pain.--adjs. GRIEF'FUL (Spens.), full of grief; GRIEF'LESS, sorrowless; GRIEF'SHOT (Shak.), pierced with grief. [Fr.,--L. gravis, heavy.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  15. Deep or violent sorrow, keen regret, (come to g., meet with disaster, fail, fall). [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  16. n. [French, Dutch, Latin] Sorrow; pain; regret;—distress of mind caused by affliction, loss of friends, &c.; sadness;—disquietude arising from sin or misconduct; anguish; repenting pain;—cause of sorrow or distress; grievance. Cabinet Dictionary
  17. Sorrow, trouble for something past ; grievance, harm. Complete Dictionary

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