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grief

  

      n  
1    deep or intense sorrow or distress, esp. at the death of someone  
2    something that causes keen distress or suffering  
3    Informal   trouble or annoyance  
people were giving me grief for leaving ten minutes early     
4    come to grief  
Informal   to end unsuccessfully or disastrously  
     (C13: from Anglo-French gref, from grever to grieve1)  
  griefless      adj  


grief-stricken  
      adj   deeply affected by sorrow or distress  
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grief

  
1    affliction, agony, anguish, bereavement, dejection, distress, grievance, hardship, heartache, heartbreak, misery, mournfulness, mourning, pain, regret, remorse, sadness, sorrow, suffering, trial, tribulation, trouble, woe  
2    come to grief        (informal)   come unstuck, fail, fall flat on one's face, meet with disaster, miscarry  
  
Antonyms     
  
1    cheer, comfort, consolation, delight, gladness, happiness, joy, rejoicing, solace  


grief-stricken     
afflicted, agonized, broken, brokenhearted, crushed, desolate, despairing, devastated, heartbroken, inconsolable, overwhelmed, sorrowful, sorrowing, woebegone, wretched  

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