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1. grief

noun. ['ˈgriːf'] intense sorrow caused by loss of a loved one (especially by death).

Synonyms

  • heartache
  • dolour
  • dolor
  • heartbreak
  • brokenheartedness

Antonyms

  • excitement
  • exuberance
  • exultation
  • joyousness

Etymology

  • greef (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Grief

  • disbelief
  • bas-relief
  • vancleef
  • mccleaf
  • debrief
  • salif
  • relief
  • motif
  • matif
  • massif
  • hafif
  • belief
  • stief
  • sharif
  • saif
  • okeeffe
  • o'keeffe
  • okeefe
  • o'keefe
  • greiff
  • greif
  • grefe
  • graeff
  • graefe
  • graef
  • brief
  • thief
  • sheaf
  • seife
  • seif

How do you pronounce grief?

Pronounce grief as grif.

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Example sentences of the word grief


1. Adjective
Offering the services of a grief counselor can also help employees through the shock and devastation of the loss.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
This situation has caused you grief in the past and you wish to avoid it now without getting angry.

3. Noun, singular or mass
Provide a listening ear and understand that your parent may feel alone in his or her specific grief.

4. Verb, base form
Many cats react to grief by exhibiting clingy behaviors.

Quotes containing the word grief


1. I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death.
- Robert Fulghum

2. Grief can be the garden of compassion. If you keep your heart open through everything, your pain can become your greatest ally in your life's search for love and wisdom.
- Rumi

3. I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death.
- Robert Fulghum

2. grief-stricken

adjective. sorrowful through loss or deprivation.

Synonyms

  • grieving
  • bereaved
  • sorrowing
  • sorrowful
  • bereft

Antonyms

  • inactivity
  • happy
  • joyous
  • loved

3. grief

noun. ['ˈgriːf'] something that causes great unhappiness.

Synonyms

  • negative stimulus

Antonyms

  • jubilancy
  • lightness

Etymology

  • greef (Middle English (1100-1500))
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