- The definition of grief is a feeling of great sadness, especially when caused by a loss or death, or grief can describe being the cause of trouble for someone.
- An example of grief is what you feel after your spouse dies.
- An example of grief is when you constantly tease your friend about his new haircut.
A man deals with grief.
grief definition by Webster's New World
- intense emotional suffering caused by loss, disaster, misfortune, etc.; acute sorrow; deep sadness
- a cause or the subject of such suffering
- irritation or frustration, esp. from accidents, mishaps, etc.: the griefs of a computer operator
- trouble; difficulty; problem: enough grief for one day
- a cause of any of these
Origin: Middle English gref ; from Old French sorrow, grief ; from grever: see grieve
grief definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Deep mental anguish, as that arising from bereavement. See Synonyms at regret.
- A source of deep mental anguish.
- Annoyance or frustration: Trying to follow their directions was nothing but grief.
- Trouble or difficulty: the griefs of trying to meet a deadline.
- Archaic A grievance.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French, from grever, to harm, aggrieve; see grieve.
grief - Medical Definition
grief - Phrases/Idioms
come to grief