Definition of Grief
(noun) The emotional, psychological, and social response to misfortune or loss.
Example of Grief
- An individual mourning the death of a loved one.
- American English – /grEEf/
- British English – /grEEf/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /ɡrif/
- British English – /ɡriːf/
- Also informally called:
- An individual experiencing grief is a (noun) griever who (verbs) grieves.
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- Word origin of “grief” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
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ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “grief.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved October 23, 2021 (https://sociologydictionary.org/grief/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
grief. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/grief/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “grief.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed October 23, 2021. https://sociologydictionary.org/grief/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“grief.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 23 Oct. 2021. <https://sociologydictionary.org/grief/>.