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grief

noun [C or U]     /ɡriːf/
B2 very great sadness, especially at the death of someone: Her grief at her son's death was terrible. Newspapers should not intrude on people's private grief. newspaper pictures of grief-stricken relativesRemembering people who have diedSadness and regret come to grief to suddenly fail in what you are doing, often because you have an accident: The Italian champion was in second position when he came to grief on the third lap.Failing and doing badly give sb grief informal to criticize someone angrilyChastising and rebuking get grief informal to be criticized angrily: I got a load of grief off Esther because I was ten minutes late.Disapproving and criticizingDamaging reputation
(Definition of grief noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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