Consult Chambers 21st Century Dictionary, The Chambers Thesaurus (1996) or Chambers Biographical Dictionary (1997 edition with amendments). Enter your search and choose your title from the drop-down menu.
grief noun 1 a great sorrow and unhappiness, especially at someone's death; b an event that is the source of this. 3 colloq trouble or bother was getting grief from her parents for staying out late. come to grief colloq 1 to end in failure. 2 to have an accident. Good Grief! an exclamation expressing shock, surprise, fear, etc.
ETYMOLOGY: 13c: from French grever to grieve.
“Chambers is the one I keep at my right hand”- Philip Pullman.
The unrivalled dictionary for word lovers, now in its 13th edition.
The Chambers Thesaurus (4th Edition) is a veritable treasure-trove, including the greatest selection of alternative words and phrases available in an A to Z format.
“Simply all you need to know about anyone” – Fay Weldon.
Thoroughly revised and updated for its 9th edition.