1 anguish, suffering, agony, misery, wretchedness, pain, hurt, sadness, sorrow, dejection, depression, despondency, melancholy, unhappiness, woe, torment, desolation, heartbreak, remorse, regret, ruth, heartache:
Nothing equalled the grief I felt at the death of my dog, Whiffler.
2 distress, trouble, difficulty, tribulation, trial, burden, load, onus, ordeal, travail, affliction, worry, bitterness, curse; adversity, misfortune, evil days, bad or ill fortune or luck, calamity, disaster, catastrophe, trauma:
The death of her only child was a lasting grief to Millie.
3 come to grief. fail, go to rack and ruin, meet with disaster, miscarry, fall or come apart, Colloq come unstuck:
Our plans for retirement came to grief when my husband went bankrupt.
considerable, deep, great, inconsolable, real | private
I felt awkward at intruding on their private grief.
VERB + GRIEF
be overcome with, be stricken with, experience, feel
Her parents were stricken with grief.
| express, show | die from/of | come to terms with, cope with, deal with
struggling to come to terms with their grief
Such behaviour can cause considerable grief.
Children can feel real grief at the loss of a pet.
| ~ for
her grief for her dead husband
a feeling/sense of grief
Random quote: Time stays long enough for anyone who will use it.: Leonardo da VinciLatest queries: divided, listless, promptly, ruminant, tandem, doubting, dis-, renew, chuckle, taking in, unwise, intermingle, envision, raise, sat., fuel, sunny, theatricals, antecedents, grief,