Definition of Griefful

1. a. Full of grief or sorrow.



Definition of Griefful

1. Adjective. (archaic) Expressing or full of grief; painful. ¹

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Definition of Griefful

1. full of grief [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Griefful

gridpoints
grids
gridwork
gridworks
griece
grieced
grieces
grief
grief-stricken
grief tourist
griefathon
griefe
griefed
griefer
griefers
griefful (current term)
grieffully
griefing
griefless
grieflessly
grieflessness
grieflike
griefs
griefwork
griege
griesie
griesly
griesy
grievable
grievance

Literary usage of Griefful

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1. The Minor Elizabethan Drama by Thomas Norton, Thomas Sackville Dorset, George Peele, Thomas Kyd, Nicholas Udall, John Lyly, Robert Greene (1920)
"But yet, O king, the want of lustful health Could not be half so griefful to your grace, As these most wretched tidings that I ..."

2. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"1. sad, grievous, grieved, mournful, sorry (now rare and literary or learned), griefful (rare), lugubrious, heart- sore, broken-hearted, woeful, woebegone, ..."

3. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Charles Dudley Warner (1897)
"... billing in the groves, And woo the lesser birds to sing their loves: Whilst hapless we in griefful absence sit, Yet dare not ask a hand to lessen it. ..."

4. An English Garner: Ingatherings from Our History & Literature by Edward Arber (1895)
"Else wilt thou make us pine in griefful woe, That ne'er knew care, or love, or friend, or foe !'" " Straight, like a shooting comet in the air, ..."

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