|Origin:||gref, from Latin gravis; GRAVE1|
extreme sadness, especially because someone you love has died
The grief she felt over Helen's death was almost unbearable.
Charles was overcome with grief.
something that makes you feel extremely sad:
Every change in our lives brings with it griefs.
used when you are slightly surprised or annoyed:
Good grief! What a mess!
to fail, or to be harmed or destroyed in an accident:
candidates who come to grief in exams
to criticize someone in an annoying way
6 [uncountable] informal
trouble or problems:
You'll save yourself a lot of grief if you check the measurements first.