(noun, verb)


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

- Surely, he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows. -Isaiah 53:4

Similar word(s): brokenheartedness, heartache, heartbreak

Definition categories: feeling, sorrow

2. something that causes great unhappiness

- her death was a great grief to John

Similar word(s): sorrow

Definition categories: thought

Sentences with grief as a noun:

- She was worn out from so much grief.

- The betrayal caused Jeff grief.


1. (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. [from late 20th Century]