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Meaning of grief

grief

Pronunciation: (grēf), [key]
— n.
  1. keen mental suffering or distress over affliction or loss; sharp sorrow; painful regret.
  2. a cause or occasion of keen distress or sorrow.
  3. to suffer disappointment, misfortune, or other trouble; fail: Their marriage came to grief after only two years.
  4. (used as an exclamation of dismay, surprise, or relief&hasp;): Good grief, it's started to rain again!
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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