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grief

 (grēf)
n.
1.
a. Deep mental anguish, as that arising from bereavement, or an instance of this. See Synonyms at regret.
b. A source or cause of deep mental anguish: "That knowledge would be a grief to her" (Tobias Wolff).
2.
a. Annoyance or frustration, or an instance of this: Trying to follow their directions was nothing but grief.
b. Trouble or difficulty, or an instance of this: the griefs of trying to meet a deadline.
c. Informal Criticism or rude talk: gave me a lot of grief about being late.
3. Archaic A grievance.

[Middle English, from Old French, from grever, to harm, aggrieve; see grieve.]

grief

(ɡriːf)
n
1. deep or intense sorrow or distress, esp at the death of someone
2. something that causes keen distress or suffering
3. informal trouble or annoyance: people were giving me grief for leaving ten minutes early.
4. come to grief informal to end unsuccessfully or disastrously
5. tune someone grief See tune17
[C13: from Anglo-French gref, from grever to grieve1]
ˈgriefless adj

grief

(grif)

n.
1. keen mental suffering or distress over affliction or loss; sharp sorrow; painful regret.
2. a cause or occasion of keen distress or sorrow.
3. Informal. trouble; difficulty; annoyance: Don't let his silly remark give you grief.
Idioms:
1. come to grief, to suffer misfortune.
2. good grief, (used as an exclamation of dismay, surprise, or relief): Good grief, it's started to rain again!
[1175–1225; Middle English gref, grief < Anglo-French gref; see grieve]

Grief

 

See Also: SADNESS

  1. The eye, like a shattered mirror, multiplies the images of sorrow —Edgar Allen Poe
  2. Grief as constant as a cloud of black flies —James Crumley
  3. Grief deep as life or thought —Alfred, Lord Tennyson
  4. Grief floats off, spreading out thin like oil —Elizabeth Bishop
  5. Grief had flown away like a sparrow —Jean Stafford
  6. Grief holds him like a corset —Anon
  7. Grief is like a mine shaft, narrow and deep —Kenzaburo Oë
  8. Grief is to man as certain as the grave —George Crabbe
  9. Griefless as a rich man’s funeral —Sidney Dobell
  10. Grief … like a mallard with clipped wings circles me summer and winter, settled for life in my lie’s reedy lake —Denise Levertov The simile comes from the closing lines of Levertov’s poem, Visitant.
  11. Grief rolled across the space between us like a wash of salt water —Sue Grafton
  12. Grief sat on his chest like a dragon —Norman Garbo
  13. Griefs … pain me like a lingering disease —John Milton
  14. I felt as if my chest were banded, like a barrel, with iron straps of sorrow —John Hersey
  15. Man sheds his grief as his skin sheds rain —Ralph Waldo Emerson
  16. Mourning had lain thick in the room, like dust —Belva Plain
  17. Mourn sore like doves —The Holy Bible/Isaiah
  18. The news of his death [Byron’s] came down upon my heart like a mass of lead —Thomas Carlyle
  19. Our sorrows are like thunder clouds, which seem black in the distance, but grow lighter as they approach —Jean Paul Richter
  20. Pure and complete sorrow is as impossible as pure and complete joy —Leo Tolstoy
  21. She had borne about with her for years like an arrow sticking in her heart the grief, the anguish —Virginia Woolf
  22. She wore her grief like a string of pearls —Anon
  23. Sorrow as true as bread —E. E. Cummings
  24. Sorrow is a kind of rust of the soul, which every new idea contributes in its passage to scour away —Samuel Johnson, The Rambler, August 28, 1750
  25. Sorrows are like tall angels with star-crowns in their hair —Margery Eldredge Howell
  26. Sorrows blurred around their edges, like a careless woman’s lipstick —Jean Thompson
  27. Sorrows, like rain, makes roses and mud —Austin O’Malley
  28. Sorrow was like the wind. It came in gusts —Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
  29. The stains of her grief became her as raindrops to the beaten rose —Edith Wharton
  30. There are peaks of anguish in life which establish themselves as peerless, like sharp ridges above a range —Davis Grubb
  31. Woman’s grief is like a summer storm, short as it is violent —Joanna Bailie

    See Also: MEN AND WOMEN

  32. Wore his broken heart like a mourning band —Lael Tucker Wertenbaker
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.grief - intense sorrow caused by loss of a loved one (especially by death)grief - intense sorrow caused by loss of a loved one (especially by death)
sorrow - an emotion of great sadness associated with loss or bereavement; "he tried to express his sorrow at her loss"
dolor, dolour - (poetry) painful grief
2.grief - something that causes great unhappiness; "her death was a great grief to John"
negative stimulus - a stimulus with undesirable consequences

grief

come to grief (Informal) fail, founder, break down, come unstuck, miscarry, fall flat on your face, meet with disaster So many marriages have come to grief over lack of money.
Quotations
"Grief is a species of idleness" [Dr. Johnson letter to Mrs Thrale]

grief

noun
Mental anguish or pain caused by loss or despair:
Translations
أَسىًكآبَه، حُزْن، غَم
smutekžalzármutek
sorg
suru
žalost
sorg, harmur
深い悲しみ
슬픔
apimtas sielvartopakliūti į bėdą
bēdasnelaimeskumjas
žalost
sorg
ความเศร้าโศก
büyük acııstırapkeder
nỗi đau

grief

[griːf] N
1. (= sorrow) → pena f, dolor m
to come to grieffracasar, ir al traste
2. (= cause of sorrow) → tristeza f
3. (Brit) (= trouble) to give sb griefdar problemas a algn, dar la vara a algn
4. (as exclamation) good grief!¡demonio!

grief

[ˈgriːf] n
(= sorrow) → chagrin m, douleur f
good grief! → mon Dieu!, grands dieux!
to come to grief [plan] → échouergrief-stricken [ˈgriːfstrɪkən] adjeffondré(e), accablé(e) de chagrin

grief

nLeid nt, → Kummer m, → Gram m (geh); (because of loss) → große Trauer, Schmerz m, → Gram m (geh); to cause grief to somebodyjdn zutiefst betrüben; (death, loss also)jdm großen Schmerz bereiten; (failure, sb’s behaviour also)jdm großen Kummer bereiten; to come to griefSchaden erleiden; (= be hurt, damaged)zu Schaden kommen; (= fail)scheitern

grief

[griːf] n (sorrow) → dolore m; (cause of sorrow) → dolore, pena
to come to grief (plan) → naufragare (person) → finire male
good grief! (fam) → mio Dio!

grief

(griːf) noun
great sorrow or unhappiness. She was filled with grief at the news of her sister's death.
ˈgrief-stricken adjective
overcome by very great grief. the grief-stricken widow.
come to grief
to meet disaster; to fail. The project came to grief.

grief

أَسىً zármutek sorg Kummer θλίψη duelo suru peine žalost dolore 深い悲しみ 슬픔 verdriet sorg smutek pesar горе sorg ความเศร้าโศก keder nỗi đau 悲痛

grief

n. pesar, aflicción;
___ reactionreacciόn de aflicción.

grief

n duelo, dolor m emocional por una pérdida, (due to death) luto; The five stages of grief in the Kübler-Ross model are denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance..Las cinco etapas del duelo en el modelo de Kübler-Ross son la negación, ira, negociación, depresión y aceptación.
References in classic literature ?
His face, composed of red and white, like that of the Madonna of Vandyke, was furrowed by two silver rivulets which had dug their beds in his cheeks, as full formerly as they had become flabby since his grief began.
His countenance sufficiently showed the consternation he was under, which, indeed, had a good deal deprived him of speech; but as grief operates variously on different minds, so the same apprehension which depressed his voice, elevated that of Mrs Blifil.
For my own part, I begin to love him as a brother, and his constant and deep grief fills me with sympathy and compassion.
There will be grief and trouble in that wilful little heart; Unfold thy leaves, my daughter, and let the fly depart.
Down his cheeks there were coursing tears--though less through grief than owing to a long-standing affliction of the eyes.
You'll never get well like that," she would say, forgetting her grief in her vexation, "if you won't obey the doctor and take your medicine at the right time
thy truest type of grief Is the gently falling leafThou
How if Rosa allowed the right moment for planting the bulb to pass by, -- if, in addition to the grief of seeing her no more, he should have to deplore the misfortune of seeing his tulip fail on account of its having been planted too late, or of its not having been planted at all!
A few men, the least impressed of all by the scene, pronounced a discourse, some deploring this premature death, others expatiating on the grief of the father, and one very ingenious person quoting the fact that Valentine had solicited pardon of her father for criminals on whom the arm of justice was ready to fall -- until at length they exhausted their stores of metaphor and mournful speeches.
Throughout the day, except in her occasional outbursts of wailing grief, she had been in incessant movement, performing the initial duties to her dead with the awe and exactitude that belong to religious rites.
Each silent worshipper seemed purposely sitting apart from the other, as if each silent grief were insular and incommunicable.
Out of this revelation, part by part, at last came out the four acts of the gladness, and the one long, and as yet uncatastrophied fifth act of the grief of his life's drama.