bereave [bih-reev] Show IPA
|Part of Speech:||verb|
|Synonyms:||dispossess, divest, leave, oust, rob, sadden, strip|
|Part of Speech:||verb|
|Synonyms:||crush, dampen, deject, demoralize, discourage, dishearten, sadden|
|Part of Speech:||noun, verb|
a prey to, a prey to grief, abhorrent, accursed, aching, acute, affecting, afflicted, afflicting, afflictive, aggravating, agonizing, algedonic, amyctic, annoying, anxious, aponic, appalling, awkward, between hawk and buzzard, biting, bitter, bothering, broken, calamitous, careworn, carking, causing pain, caustic, chagrined, cheerless, comfortless, concerned, consuming, corroding, cruel, crushed, crushing, cumbersome, cumbrous, cut up, cutting, deplorable, depressing, depressive, desolating, devoted, dire, disagreeable, disastrous, discontented, disgusting, disheartening, dismal, displeased, displeasing, distasteful, distressing, disturbed, dolorific, dolorous, doomed, dreadful, dreary, enough to drive one mad, enough to make a person swear, enough to provoke a saint, envenomed, excruciating, execrable, fashed, fearful, frightful, full of pain, fulsome, galling, grating, grave, grievous, grim, grinding, griped, hagridden, harassing, hard, harrowing, harsh, hateful, heart, heart, heart, heart, heavy, horrible, horrid, horrific, horrified, horrifying, horror, hurting, ill, ill at ease, in a state of pain, in a taking, in a way, in despair, in grief, in limbo, in pain, in tears, infelicitous, insufferable, insupportable, intolerable, invidious, irksome, irritating, joyless, kedogenous, lamentable, loathful, loathsome, lost, melancholy, melpomenish, miserable, more than flesh and blood can bear, mortifying, mournful, nasty, nauseating, nauseous, not to be borne, not to be endured, obnoxious, odious, offensive, on the rack, onerous, oppressive, out of humor, pained, painful, past bearing, pathetic, pestering, piteous, pitiable, plaguing, plaguy, plunged in grief, poor, provoking, racking, rending, repellent, repulsive, revolting, rueful, ruinous, sad, searching, severe, sharp, shocking, sickening, sore, sorrowful, sorrowing, sorry, steeped to the lips in misery, stinging, stranded, stricken, suffering, teasing, terrific, thankless, thrilling, tiresome, to be pitied, tormenting, torminous, torturous, touching, tragical, tremendous, troublesome, unacceptable, unaccommodating, unbearable, uncomfortable, undesirable, undesired, undone, uneasy, unendurable, unfortunate, unhappy, uninviting, unlucky, unpalatable, unpleasant, unpleasing, unpopular, unsatisfactory, untoward, unwelcome, vexatious, victimized, vile, vulnerative, wearisome, weary, withering, wobegone, woeful, worried, worrying, wretched
|Category:||1. Passive Affections|
mental suffering, pain, dolor; suffering, sufferance; ache, smart (physical pain); passion., displeasure, dissatisfaction, discomfort, discomposure, disquiet; malaise; inquietude, uneasiness, vexation of spirit; taking; discontent., dejection; weariness; anhedonia., annoyance, irritation, worry, infliction, visitation; plague, bore; bother, botheration; stew, vexation, mortification, chagrin, esclandre; mauvais quart d'heur., care, anxiety, solicitude, trouble, trial, ordeal, fiery ordeal, shock, blow, cark, dole, fret, burden, load., concern, grief, sorrow, distress, affliction, woe, bitterness, heartache; carking cares; heavy heart, aching heart, bleeding heart, broken heart; heavy affliction, gnawing grief., unhappiness, infelicity, misery, tribulation, wretchedness, desolation; despair; extremity, prostration, depth of misery., nightmare, ephialtes, incubus., pang, anguish, agony; torture, torment; purgatory (hell)., hell upon earth; iron age, reign of terror; slough of depond (adversity); peck of troubles; "ills that flesh is heir to" [Hamlet] (evil) [more]; miseries of human life; "unkindest cut of all" [Julius Caesar]., sufferer, victim, prey, martyr, object of compassion, wretch, shorn lamb.
feel pain, suffer pain, experience pain, unergo pain, bear pain, endure pain, smart, ache (physical pain) [more]; suffer, bleed, ail; be the victim of., labor under afflictions; bear the cross; quaff the bitter cup, have a bad time of it; fall on evil days (adversity); go hard with, come to grief, fall a sacrifice to, drain the cup of misery to the dregs, "sup full of horrors" [Macbeth]., sit on thorns, be on pins and needles, wince, fret, chafe, worry oneself, be in a taking, fret and fume; take on, take to heart; cark., grieve; mourn (lament); yearn, repine, pine, droop, languish, sink; give way; despair; break one's heart; weigh upon the heart (inflict pain).
in pain, in a state of pain, full of pain; suffering; pained, afflicted, worried, displeased; aching, griped, sore (physical pain) [more]; on the rack, in limbo; between hawk and buzzard., uncomfortable, uneasy; ill at ease; in a taking, in a way; disturbed; discontented; out of humor; weary., heavy laden, stricken, crushed, a prey to, victimized, ill-used.
"the iron entered into our soul"; haeret lateri lethalis arundo [Vergil]; one's heart bleeding; "down, thou climbing sorrow" [Lear]; "mirth cannot move a soul in agony" [Love's Labor's Lost]; nessun maggior dolere che ricordarsi del tempo felice nella miseria; "sorrow's crown of sorrow is remembering
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