KJV Dictionary Definition: grief


GRIEF ,n. L. gravis.

1. The pain of mind produced by loss, misfortune, injury or evils of any kind; sorrow; regret. We experience grief when we lose a friend, when we incur loss, when we consider ourselves injured, and by sympathy, we feel grief at the misfortunes of others.

2. The pain of mind occasioned by our own misconduct; sorrow or regret that we have done wrong; pain accompanying repentance. We feel grief when we have offended or injured a friend, and the consciousness of having offended the Supreme Being, fills the penitent heart with the most poignant grief.

3. Cause of sorrow; that which afflicts.

Who were a grief of mind to Isaac and Rebekah. Gen.26.

A foolish son is a grief to his father. Prov.17.


GRIE'FFUL, a. Full of grief or sorrow.