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Meaning of grieving by Wiktionary Dictionary

grieving


    Pronunciation

    • Rhymes: -iːvɪŋ

    Verb

    grieving

    1. Present participle of grieve .

    Noun

    grieving ( plural: grievings )

    1. An act or instance of grieving .

    Anagrams



Explanation of grieving by Wordnet Dictionary

grieving


    Adjective
    1. sorrowful through loss or deprivation



    Definition of grieving by GCIDE Dictionary

    grieving


    1. Grieve ( grēv ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Grieved ; p. pr. & vb. n. Grieving.] [OE. greven, OF. grever, fr. L. gravare to burden, oppress, fr. gravis heavy. See Grief.]
      1. To occasion grief to; to wound the sensibilities of; to make sorrowful; to cause to suffer; to afflict; to hurt; to try.

      Grieve not the Holy Spirit of God. Eph. iv. 30.

      The maidens grieved themselves at my concern. Cowper,

      2. To sorrow over; as, “to grieve one's fate”. [R.]

    2. Grieving, a. Sad; sorrowful; causing grief. -- n. The act of causing grief; the state of being grieved. -- Grievingly, adv. Shak.