- bereavementsN-VARBereavement is the sorrow you feel or the state you are in when a relative or close friend dies.
When Mary died Anne did not share her brother's sense of bereavement.
...those who have suffered a bereavement.Syn:
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Bereavement — Be*reave ment (b[ e]*r[=e]v ment), n. The state of being bereaved; deprivation; esp., the loss of a relative by death. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
bereavement — index cost (penalty), privation Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
bereavement — 1731, from BEREAVE (Cf. bereave) + MENT (Cf. ment) … Etymology dictionary
bereavement — [n] death; loss affliction, deprivation, distress, misfortune, sorrow, tribulation; concepts 230,674 … New thesaurus
bereavement — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ recent ▪ family VERB + BEREAVEMENT ▪ suffer ▪ He has suffered a bereavement. ▪ come to terms with … Collocations dictionary
bereavement — UK [bɪˈriːvmənt] / US [bɪˈrɪvmənt] noun Word forms bereavement : singular bereavement plural bereavements 1) [uncountable] the situation you are in when a close friend or family member has just died She runs a group that helps people deal with… … English dictionary
bereavement — be|reave|ment [ bı rivmənt ] noun 1. ) uncount the situation you are in when a close friend or family member has just died: She runs a group that helps people deal with bereavement. 2. ) count an instance of a close friend or a member of your… … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
bereavement — noun The state of being bereaved; deprivation; especially the loss of a relative by death I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost … Wiktionary
bereavement — An acute state of intense psychological sadness and suffering experienced after the tragic loss of a loved one or some priceless possession. [M.E., bireven, to deprive, + ment] * * * be·reave·ment (bə rēvґmənt) a deprivation… … Medical dictionary
bereavement — be|reave|ment [bıˈri:vmənt] n [U and C] formal when someone loses a close friend or relative because they have died ▪ depression caused by bereavement or divorce … Dictionary of contemporary English