1. bereavement

noun. ['bɝˈiːvmənt'] state of sorrow over the death or departure of a loved one.


  • sadness
  • sorrow
  • sorrowfulness


  • inactivity
  • cheerfulness
  • happiness
  • joy

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Words that Rhyme with Bereavement

  • achievement

How do you pronounce bereavement?

Pronounce bereavement as bərˈivmənt.

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Example sentences of the word bereavement

1. Noun, singular or mass
Call your local hospital and ask to be directed to the bereavement counselor.

2. Adjective
Ask your local church members if they hold a bereavement group.

Quotes containing the word bereavement

1. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing... not healing, not curing... that is a friend who cares.
- Henri Nouwen

2. A break up is the closest thing to bereavement
- Lindsey Kelk, I Heart New York