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Main Entry: grief
Pronunciation: 'grEf
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English gref, from Anglo-French gref, grief injustice, calamity, from gref, adjective heavy, grievous, from Vulgar Latin *grevis, alteration of Latin gravis
Date: 15th century
1 obsolete : GRIEVANCE 3
2 a : deep and poignant distress caused by or as if by bereavement b : a cause of such suffering
3 a : an unfortunate outcome : DISASTER -- used chiefly in the phrase come to grief b : MISHAP, MISADVENTURE c : TROUBLE, ANNOYANCE <enough grief for one day> d : annoying or playful criticism <getting grief from his friends>
synonym see SORROW

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