[n] something that causes great unhappiness; "her death was a great grief to John"
[n] an emotion of great sadness associated with loss or bereavement; "he tried to express his sorrow at her loss"
[n] sadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment; "he drank to drown his sorrows"; "he wrote a note expressing his regret"
[n] the state of being sad; "she tired of his perpetual sadness"
[v] feel grief; eat one's heart out
grief, grieve, regret, ruefulness, sadness, sorrowfulness
joy, joyfulness, joyousness
attrition, bereavement, brokenheartedness, compassionate, compunction, condole with, contriteness, contrition, feel for, grief, heartache, heartbreak, mourn, mournfulness, mourning, negative stimulus, pity, poignance, poignancy, remorse, ruthfulness, sadness, self-pity, self-reproach, sorrowfulness, suffer, sympathize with, unhappiness, unhappiness