bereavement

  • 1Bereavement — 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

  • 2bereavement — index cost (penalty), privation Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 3bereavement — 1731, from BEREAVE (Cf. bereave) + MENT (Cf. ment) …

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  • 4bereavement — [n] death; loss affliction, deprivation, distress, misfortune, sorrow, tribulation; concepts 230,674 …

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  • 5bereavement — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ recent ▪ family VERB + BEREAVEMENT ▪ suffer ▪ He has suffered a bereavement. ▪ come to terms with …

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  • 6bereavement — 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… …

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  • 7bereavement — [[t]bɪri͟ːvmənt[/t]] bereavements N VAR Bereavement 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… …

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  • 8bereavement — 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… …

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  • 9bereavement — 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 …

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  • 10bereavement — 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… …

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  • 11bereavement — 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

  • 12bereavement — noun (C, U) formal the fact or state of having lost a close friend or relative because they have died: depression caused by bereavement or divorce …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13bereavement — noun slowly getting over his bereavement Syn: loss, deprivation, dispossession, privation; grief, sorrow, sadness, suffering …

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  • 14bereavement — bereave ► VERB (be bereaved) ▪ be deprived of a close relation or friend through their death. DERIVATIVES bereavement noun. ORIGIN Old English …

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  • 15bereavement — noun Date: circa 1731 the state or fact of being bereaved; especially the loss of a loved one by death …

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  • 16bereavement — See bereave. * * * …

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  • 17bereavement — Synonyms and related words: abridgment, cost, curtailment, damage, dead loss, debit, denial, denudation, deprivation, deprivement, despoilment, destruction, detriment, disburdening, disburdenment, disentitlement, dispossession, divestment,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 18bereavement — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. loss, deprivation, mourning, affliction; see death 1 , grief 1 , loss 1 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. loss, deprivation, grief, sorrow, heartache, mourning …

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  • 19bereavement — be reave·ment || mÉ™nt n. loss of something or someone that one loves (generally through death) …

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  • 20bereavement — n. Deprivation, loss (especially of friends by death) …

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