Definition of Bereavement

1. Noun. State of sorrow over the death or departure of a loved one.

Exact synonyms: Mourning
Generic synonyms: Sadness, Sorrow, Sorrowfulness
Derivative terms: Bereave, Mourn



Definition of Bereavement

1. n. The state of being bereaved; deprivation; esp., the loss of a relative by death.

Definition of Bereavement

1. Noun. The state of being bereaved; deprivation; especially the loss of a relative by death ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bereavement

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Bereavement

1. Refers to the whole process of grieving and mourning and is associated with a deep sense of loss and sadness. (12 Dec 1998)

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Literary usage of Bereavement

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1. Funeral Sermons and Outline Addresses: An Aid for Pastors by William Ezra Ketcham (1899)
"The case, then, possessed all the characteristics of a real bereavement. ... But the Way he had to go, the Way of Mourning induced by bereavement, ..."

2. The Poets and Poetry of America by Rufus Wilmot Griswold (1856)
"WHAT impious mockery, when with soulless art Fashion, intrusive, seeks to rule the heart; Directs how grief may tastefully be borne ; Instructs bereavement ..."

3. Annual Register edited by Edmund Burke (1902)
"... Second Visit to the Queen—Death of the Bishop of London—The Queen's Illness—Her Death—Universal Sense of bereavement—Accession of King Edward VII. ..."

4. An Ethical Philosophy of Life Presented in Its Main Outlines by Felix Adler (1918)
"CHAPTER III bereavement WHEN we reflect on what actually happens in cases of bereavement, we shall find great diversity in different situations. ..."

5. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1901)
"... what I have lost,' she said ; but she was not indifferent to the mighty outburst of compassion. Personal sympathy with her in her bereavement was not, ..."

6. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Edward Cornelius Towne (1897)
"CLAUDIUS CLAUDIANUS THE bereavement OF CERES From the ' Rape of Proserpine ' ALL in terror, in hope no more, as the mother of nestlings Fears for her tender ..."

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