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- Suffering, hardship. [from early 13th c.]
- Pain of mind arising from misfortune, significant personal loss, bereavement, misconduct of oneself or others, etc.; sorrow; sadness. [from early 14th c.]
- She was worn out from so much grief.
- The betrayal caused Jeff grief.
- 1576, George Whetstone, “The Ortchard of Repentance: […]”, in The Rocke of Regard, Diuided into Foure Parts. [...], Imprinted at London: [By H. Middleton] for Robert Waley, OCLC 837515946; republished as J[ohn] P[ayne] Collier, editor, The Rocke of Regard, Diuided into Foure Parts. [...] (Illustrations of Early English Poetry; vol. 2, no. 2), London: Privately printed, [1867?], OCLC 706027473, page 291:
- And ſure, although it was invented to eaſe his mynde of griefe, there be a number of caveats therein to forewarne other young gentlemen to foreſtand with good government their folowing yl fortunes; […]
- (countable) Cause or instance of sorrow or pain; that which afflicts or distresses; trial.
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- (online gaming) To deliberately harass and annoy or cause grief to other players of a game in order to interfere with their enjoyment of it; especially, to do this as one’s primary activity in the game. [from late 20th Century]
- grief in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- grief in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
- grief at OneLook Dictionary Search
- (chiefly plural) grievance, axe to grind
grief m (plural griefs)
- “grief” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
- gref (typically Anglo-Norman)
grief m (oblique and nominative feminine singular grieve)
- late 12th century, anonymous, La Folie de Tristan d'Oxford (in Old French), page 386 (of the Champion Classiques edition of Le Roman de Tristan, →ISBN, line 552:
- Mult ai le quer gref e marri.