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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Works Consulted

Griffiths, Heather, Nathan Keirns, Eric Strayer, Susan Cody-Rydzewski, Gail Scaramuzzo, Tommy Sadler, Sally Vyain, Jeff Bry, Faye Jones. 2016. Introduction to Sociology 2e. Houston, TX: OpenStax.

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Random House Webster’s College Dictionary. 1997. New York: Random House.

Wikipedia contributors. (N.d.) Wiktionary, The Free Dictionary. Wikimedia Foundation. (http://en.wiktionary.org).

 

How to Cite the Definition of Grief

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “grief.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved May 20, 2019 (http://sociologydictionary.org/grief/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

grief. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from http://sociologydictionary.org/grief/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “grief.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed May 20, 2019. http://sociologydictionary.org/grief/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“grief.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 20 May. 2019. <http://sociologydictionary.org/grief/>.