grief

(noun) The emotional, psychological, and social response to misfortune or loss such as the death of a loved one.

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  • Also informally called:
    • brokenheartedness
    • heartache
    • heartbreak
    • sadness
    • sorrow
  • An individual experiencing grief is a (noun) griever who (verbs) grieves.

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