Synonyms of grief in English:

grief


See definition of grief

noun

1‘Amanda's grief for her father’

SYNONYMS
sorrow, misery, sadness, anguish, pain, distress, agony, torment, affliction, suffering, heartache, heartbreak, broken-heartedness, heaviness of heart, woe, desolation, despondency, dejection, despair, angst, mortification
mourning, mournfulness, bereavement, lamentation, lament
remorse, regret, pining
informal blues
literary dolour, dole
ANTONYMS

joy

2‘the police gave me loads of grief’

SYNONYMS
trouble, annoyance, bother, irritation, vexation, harassment, nuisance
informal aggravation, aggro, hassle, headache

Phrases

    come to grief

    ‘the scheme came to grief because of the opposition of the Cabinet Secretary’


    SYNONYMS
    fail, meet with failure, meet with disaster, miscarry, go wrong, go awry, fall through, fall flat, be frustrated, break down, collapse, founder, fold, come to nothing, come to naught
    informal come unstuck, come a cropper, flop, fizzle out, go phut, go down like a lead balloon, bomb, go to the wall, bite the dust
    British informal go pear-shaped
    North American informal tank
    ANTONYMS

    succeed