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grief

grief

 
pronunciation:
grif
phrases:
come to grief
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: intense sorrow or distress, esp. over a loss; anguish.
She had never experienced grief until her husband died.The attack caused grief to hundreds of families.The loss of their father filled the family with grief.The tragic incident plunged him into grief.
synonyms:
heartache, heartbreak, sorrow, woe
antonyms:
joy
similar words:
anguish, desolation, distress, misery, mourning, pain, regret, sadness, torment
definition 2: something that causes sorrow.
His attitude toward school is a grief to his mother.
synonyms:
affliction, distress, misery, sorrow, tribulation
antonyms:
joy
similar words:
ordeal, torment, trial, trouble
definition 3: (slang) complaints or criticism.
My dad's always giving me grief about what I wear.
phrase: come to grief
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