Grief



[greef] /grif/

noun
1.
keen mental suffering or distress over affliction or loss; sharp sorrow; painful regret.
2.
a cause or occasion of keen distress or sorrow.
Idioms
3.
come to grief, to suffer disappointment, misfortune, or other trouble; fail:
Their marriage came to grief after only two years.
4.
good grief, (used as an exclamation of dismay, surprise, or relief):
Good grief, it’s started to rain again!
/ɡriːf/
noun
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.
(informal) come to grief, to end unsuccessfully or disastrously
5.
tune someone grief, See tune (sense 17)
n.

early 13c., “hardship, suffering, pain, bodily affliction,” from Old French grief “wrong, grievance, injustice, misfortune, calamity” (13c.), from grever “afflict, burden, oppress,” from Latin gravare “to cause grief, make heavy,” from gravis “weighty” (see grave (adj.)). Meaning “mental pain, sorrow” is from c.1300.

grief (grēf)
n.
Deep mental anguish, as that arising from bereavement.

noun

Complaints; faultfinding; reprimand: I don’t want no grief from the fourteenth floor (1929+)

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