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Grief vs. Sorrow

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Griefnoun

Suffering, hardship.

Sorrownoun

(uncountable) unhappiness, woe

Griefnoun

Pain of mind arising from misfortune, significant personal loss, bereavement, misconduct of oneself or others, etc.; sorrow; sadness.

‘She was worn out from so much grief.’; ‘The betrayal caused Jeff grief.’;

Sorrownoun

(countable) usually in plural An instance or cause of unhappiness.

‘Parting is such sweet sorrow.’;

Griefnoun

(countable) Cause or instance of sorrow or pain; that which afflicts or distresses; trial.

Sorrowverb

(intransitive) To feel or express grief.

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Griefverb

(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.

Sorrowverb

(transitive) To feel grief over; to mourn, regret.

Griefnoun

Pain of mind on account of something in the past; mental suffering arising from any cause, as misfortune, loss of friends, misconduct of one's self or others, etc.; sorrow; sadness.

‘The mother was so afflicted at the loss of a fine boy, . . . that she died for grief of it.’;

Sorrownoun

The uneasiness or pain of mind which is produced by the loss of any good, real or supposed, or by diseappointment in the expectation of good; grief at having suffered or occasioned evil; regret; unhappiness; sadness.

‘How great a sorrow suffereth now Arcite!’; ‘The safe and general antidote against sorrow is employment.’;

Griefnoun

Cause of sorrow or pain; that which afficts or distresses; trial; grievance.

‘Be factious for redress of all these griefs.’;

Sorrowverb

To feel pain of mind in consequence of evil experienced, feared, or done; to grieve; to be sad; to be sorry.

‘Sorrowing most of all . . . that they should see his face no more.’; ‘I desire no man to sorrow for me.’;

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Griefnoun

Physical pain, or a cause of it; malady.

‘This grief (cancerous ulcers) hastened the end of that famous mathematician, Mr. Harriot.’;

Sorrownoun

an emotion of great sadness associated with loss or bereavement;

‘he tried to express his sorrow at her loss’;

Griefnoun

intense sorrow caused by loss of a loved one (especially by death)

Sorrownoun

sadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment;

‘he drank to drown his sorrows’; ‘he wrote a note expressing his regret’; ‘to his rue, the error cost him the game’;

Griefnoun

something that causes great unhappiness;

‘her death was a great grief to John’;

Sorrownoun

something that causes great unhappiness;

‘her death was a great grief to John’;

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Griefnoun

intense sorrow, especially caused by someone's death

‘she was overcome with grief’;

Sorrownoun

the state of being sad;

‘she tired of his perpetual sadness’;

Griefnoun

an instance or cause of intense sorrow

‘time heals griefs and quarrels’;

Sorrowverb

feel grief; eat one's heart out

Griefnoun

trouble or annoyance

‘we were too tired to cause any grief’;

Sorrownoun

a feeling of deep distress caused by loss, disappointment, or other misfortune suffered by oneself or others

‘a bereaved person needs time to work through their sorrow’;

Grief

Grief is the response to loss, particularly to the loss of someone or some living thing that has died, to which a bond or affection was formed. Although conventionally focused on the emotional response to loss, grief also has physical, cognitive, behavioral, social, cultural, spiritual and philosophical dimensions.

Sorrownoun

an event or circumstance that causes sorrow

‘it was a great sorrow to her when they separated’;

Sorrownoun

the outward expression of grief; lamentation.

Sorrowverb

feel or display deep distress

‘a woman had cried all night, sorrowing over the death of her husband’;

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