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 ?
No ship that sailed the seven seas could have borne him away from Africa to resume his search for his lost boy with half the speed that the Englishman would have desired, and the slow-moving Kincaid seemed scarce to move at all to the impatient mind of the bereaved father.
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.
and these things being its "chief" delights-and then the pre-eminent beauty and naturalness of the concluding lines, whose very hyperbole only renders them more true to nature when we consider the innocence, the artlessness, the enthusiasm, the passionate girl, and more passionate admiration of the bereaved child--
Nay, the majesty of kings, is rather exalted than diminished, when they are in the chair of counsel; neither was there ever prince, bereaved of his dependences, by his counsel, except where there hath been, either an over-greatness in one counsellor, or an over-strict combination in divers; which are things soon found, and holpen.
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.
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.
Her black dress, simple to austerity, suggested her bereaved condition, and I was innocently astonished that notwithstanding a real emotion she was able to dress the part she had to play according to her notions of seemliness.
Tearfully they cast a last look at the shattered tomb of their master, shouldered the heavy burden of gold that would at least furnish comfort, if not happiness, to their bereaved and beloved mistress, and made their mournful way back across the desolate valley of Opar, and downward through the forests beyond toward the distant bungalow.
Scouts out on the runways, Kwaque continued, brought word of the coming of the two bereaved pig-owners, and the village had fled into the jungle and climbed trees--all except Kwaque, who was unable to climb trees.
There are limits to human patience--even the patience of a bereaved wife.
The meagre but sufficient identification of the deceased; the impudent candor of confession; the brutal anathema; the ludicrous change of sex and sentiment--all marked this record as the work of one who must have been at least as much demented as bereaved.
That bereaved lady, fifteen years older than he, fell presently at deadly feud with her only relative, Lady Scadgers; and, partly to spite her ladyship, and partly to maintain herself, went out at a salary.