bereaved


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be·reaved

 (bĭ-rēvd′)
adj.
Suffering the loss of a loved one: the bereaved family.
n. (used with a pl. verb)
People who are bereaved: The bereaved were comforted by their friends.

bereaved

(bɪˈriːvd)
adj
having been deprived of something or someone valued, esp through death

be•reaved

(bɪˈrivd)

adj.
1. (of a person) greatly saddened at being deprived by death of a loved one.
n.
2. the bereaved, a bereaved person or persons.
[1100–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bereaved - a person who has suffered the death of someone they lovedbereaved - a person who has suffered the death of someone they loved; "the bereaved do not always need to be taken care of"
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
Adj.1.bereaved - sorrowful through loss or deprivationbereaved - sorrowful through loss or deprivation; "bereft of hope"
sorrowful - experiencing or marked by or expressing sorrow especially that associated with irreparable loss; "sorrowful widows"; "a sorrowful tale of death and despair"; "sorrowful news"; "even in laughter the heart is sorrowful"- Proverbs 14:13

bereaved

adjective mourning, suffering, grieving, lamenting, sorrowful He visited the bereaved family to offer comfort.
Translations
مَفْجوع، مُصابٌ بِعَزيز
pozůstalýtruchlící
efterladt
sviptur, sá sem hefur misst ástvin
netektispatyręs netektį
zaudējis
smútiaci
acılımatemli

bereaved

[bɪˈriːvd] ADJafligido
the bereavedlos familiares del difunto/de la difunta
with the thanks of his bereaved familycon el agradecimiento de su afligida familia

bereaved

[bɪˈriːvd]
adjendeuillé(e)
npl
the bereaved (those mourning one person)la famille du défunt; (those mourning several people)les proches des victimes

bereaved

adjleidtragend; the bereaveddie Hinterbliebenen pl

bereaved

[bɪˈriːvd]
1. adjin lutto
2. the bereaved npli familiari in lutto

bereaved

(biˈriːvd) adjective
having lost, through death, someone dear. a bereaved mother.
beˈreavement noun
The family has suffered two bereavements recently.
References in classic literature ?
Leaving the bereaved old man alone with his sorrows, Duncan immediately returned into the open air, too much excited himself to seek the repose he had recommended to his veteran friend.
About this time I returned to Kentucke with my family; and here, to avoid an enquiry into my conduct, the reader being before informed of my bringing my family to Kentucke, I am under the necessity of informing him that, during my captivity with the Indians, my wife, who despaired of ever seeing me again, expecting the Indians had put a period to my life, oppressed with the distresses of the country, and bereaved of me, her only happiness, had, before I returned, transported my family and goods, on horses, through the wilderness, amidst a multitude of dangers, to her father's house, in North-Carolina.
It must have been in reference to this outrage that Chanticleer, the next day, accompanied by the bereaved mother of the egg, took his post in front of Phoebe and Clifford, and delivered himself of a harangue that might have proved as long as his own pedigree, but for a fit of merriment on Phoebe's part.
I was there to protect and defend the little creatures in the world the most bereaved and the most lovable, the appeal of whose helplessness had suddenly become only too explicit, a deep, constant ache of one's own committed heart.
He got in all the details, and that is a good thing in a local item: you see, he had kept books for the undertaker- department of his church when he was younger, and there, you know, the money's in the details; the more details, the more swag: bearers, mutes, candles, prayers -- everything counts; and if the bereaved don't buy prayers enough you mark up your candles with a forked pencil, and your bill shows up all right.
Then with a mutual impulse the two bereaved women flung themselves into each other's arms and had a good, consoling cry, and then parted.
Pendril's presence, of which the bereaved family had been kept in total ignorance?
It was a great augmentation of my uneasiness to be bereaved, at this eventful crisis, of the inestimable services of Miss Mills.
says he, 'Camilla, what can it signify so long as the poor bereaved little things are in black?
Jane suggested dragging the canal, but was silenced by an indignant "sh-sh-sh," accompanied by apprehensive and sympathetic glances at the bereaved parents.
It was part of his trade to despise and desecrate the scrolls and trumpets of old tombs, the paths worn by the feet of worshippers and mourners, and the offerings and the inscriptions of bereaved affection.
But all that I could comprehend from what he said was, that the leaping figures before me were bereaved widows, whose partners had been slain in battle many moons previously; and who, at every festival, gave public evidence in this manner of their calamities.