(Latin: heavy, weighty)
2. The natural force of attraction exerted by a celestial body; such as, the earth, upon terrestrial objects at or near its surface, tending to draw them toward the center of its body.
3. The seriousness or importance of something or the seriousness of anything considered in terms of its unfavorable consequences.
2. Annoyance or frustration: "Any attempt to follow his instructions brought nothing but grief."
3. Trouble or difficulty: "They told him that they had multiple griefs as they tried to meet the deadline." 4. Etymology: from the early 13th century, "hardship, suffering, pain, bodily affliction", from Old French grief, "wrong, injustice, misfortune, calamity", from grever, "afflict, burden, oppress", which came from Latin gravare, "to cause grief, to make heavy", from gravis, "weighty".
"The grief-stricken children found it very difficult to accept the fact that their father and mother were killed in the auto accident."
2. An allegation that something imposes an illegal obligation or denies some legal right or causes an injustice: Some smokers have grievances against the restrictions to smoke in public places.
3. Statements in which people say they are unhappy or are not satisfied with certain things: The two labor unions filed formal grievances accusing the company of unfair labor practices.
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2. To feel or to show mental anguish or sadness: "It is essential that people have time to grieve after the death of a member of the family."
"The children are still grieving over the loss of their mother."
2. That which is very bad or severe: "The soldier suffered the most grievous wounds possible and yet he still survived."
"Many soldiers have grievously suffered from their injuries in the Afghan war."