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grief noun

ADJ. 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 | cause Such behaviour can cause considerable grief.

PREP. ~ at Children can feel real grief at the loss of a pet. | ~ for her grief for her dead husband

PHRASES a feeling/sense of grief