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synonyms for grief

  • agony
  • anguish
  • bereavement
  • despair
  • discomfort
  • gloom
  • heartache
  • heartbreak
  • melancholy
  • misery
  • mourning
  • pain
  • regret
  • remorse
  • sadness
  • sorrow
  • trouble
  • unhappiness
  • woe
  • worry
  • affliction
  • care
  • dejection
  • depression
  • desolation
  • despondency
  • disquiet
  • distress
  • dole
  • dolor
  • grievance
  • harassment
  • infelicity
  • lamentation
  • malaise
  • mortification
  • mournfulness
  • purgatory
  • rue
  • torture
  • trial
  • tribulation
  • vexation
  • wretchedness
  • bemoaning
  • bewailing
  • deploring
  • lamenting
  • repining

antonyms for grief

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  • advantage
  • blessing
  • cheer
  • comfort
  • contentedness
  • contentment
  • gladness
  • good health
  • happiness
  • health
  • joy
  • joyfulness
  • peace
  • pleasure
  • relief
  • satisfaction
  • aid
  • calm
  • help
  • hopefulness
  • delight
  • ecstasy
  • exhilaration
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How to use grief in a sentence

Some are funny and light, and others attempt to speak for a world that’s become mired in grief.
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As a culture, we don’t seem to recognize the loss of intimacy or closeness in a relationship as legitimate grief.
POLITICS AND CONSPIRACY THEORIES ARE FRACTURING RELATIONSHIPS. HERE’S HOW TO GRIEVE THOSE BROKEN BONDS.JEFF SCHRUMFEBRUARY 11, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Pitched from that home, he becomes home unto himself—home at the speed of light but slower than the speed of grief.
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As Katz makes her way through the world, carrying grief and shame and secrets with her all the while, readers will hope for an easing of her burdens.
FOR A MOTHER FORCED TO GIVE UP HER CHILD, DECADES OF GRIEF, SHAME AND SECRETSELLEN MCCARTHYFEBRUARY 5, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Flipping between the voices of the family members, Hobson depicts the lingering effects of trauma, and the way grief informs memory and love.
HERE ARE THE 14 NEW BOOKS YOU SHOULD READ IN FEBRUARYANNABEL GUTTERMANFEBRUARY 2, 2021TIME
It’s hard, and it’s not annoying, though it does involve surprisingly powerful flashes of anger and frustration and grief.
SIX MONTHS OF SOFT FOOD SET ME FREEMEGHAN MCCARRONFEBRUARY 2, 2021EATER
The true weight of their grief, however, is most obvious in the way they talk around it.
FIRTH, TUCCI FACE TRAGEDY WITH RESTRAINT IN ‘SUPERNOVA’JOHN PAUL KINGJANUARY 26, 2021WASHINGTON BLADE
Bower also made illuminating connections between the demoralization, grief and anger that people feel during this pandemic, as they lose friends and family, jobs and social ties.
WHEN DATA SHED LIGHT ON SOCIETAL CHALLENGESNANCY SHUTEJANUARY 24, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
You wrote two of the defining books on grief, The Year of Magical Thinking and Blue Nights.
'MY WINE BILLS HAVE GONE DOWN.' HOW JOAN DIDION IS WEATHERING THE PANDEMICLUCY FELDMANJANUARY 22, 2021TIME
In her grief, she toys with the fabric of reality to bring back her husband Vision and create non-existent children for them.
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WORDS RELATED TO GRIEF

  • adversity
  • anguish
  • calamity
  • cross
  • crux
  • depression
  • difficulty
  • disease
  • disorder
  • distress
  • grief
  • hardship
  • illness
  • infirmity
  • misery
  • misfortune
  • ordeal
  • pain
  • plague
  • plight
  • scourge
  • sickness
  • sorrow
  • suffering
  • torment
  • trial
  • tribulation
  • trouble
  • woe
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.