Definition of Grieving

1. Adjective. Sorrowful through loss or deprivation. "Bereft of hope"

Exact synonyms: Bereaved, Bereft, Grief-stricken, Mourning, Sorrowing
Similar to: Sorrowful



Definition of Grieving

1. a. Sad; sorrowful; causing grief.

Definition of Grieving

1. Verb. (present participle of grieve) ¹

2. Noun. An act or instance of grieving. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Grieving

1. grieve [v] - See also: grieve

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Grieving

grievancers
grievances
grievand
grievands
grievant
grievants
grievaunce
grievaunces
grieve
grieved
griever
grievers
grieves
grievest
grieveth
grieving (current term)
grievingly
grievings
grievious
grievous
grievous bodily harm
grievousest
grievously
grievousness
grievousnesses
griff
griffe
griffes
griffin
griffins

Literary usage of Grieving

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Life and Theatrical Times of Charles Kean, F.S.A. by Fanny Kemble, Kate Field, John William Cole (1882)
"S begged for some of her grandfather's hair, but that he might not be told it was for her, for fear of grieving him! This is the last letter you will get ..."

2. Sermons on Several Occasions by John Wesley (1855)
"On grieving the Holy Spirit. Written in the year 1733. " Grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption," Eph. iv, 30. ..."

3. The Æneid of Virgil by Virgil (1910)
"... Of his sore-grieving sire. But lo! his peers Bore the dead Lausus back upon his shield, And wept to see so strong a hero quelled By stroke so strong. ..."

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