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Meaning of BEREAVEMENT

Pronunciation:  bur'eevmunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  state of sorrow over the death or departure of a loved one
 

BEREAVEMENT is a 11 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: mourning
 
 See Also: sadness, sorrow, sorrowfulness

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Be*reave"ment\, n.
The state of being bereaved; deprivation; esp., the loss of a
relative by death.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: abridgment, cost, curtailment, damage, dead loss, debit, denial, denudation, deprivation, deprivement, despoilment, destruction, detriment, disburdening, disburdenment, disentitlement, dispossession, divestment, expense, forfeit, forfeiture, injury, loser, losing, losing streak, loss, perdition, privation, relieving, robbery, ruin, sacrifice, spoliation, stripping, taking away, total loss
 

 

 

 

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