|1.||deep or intense sorrow or distress, esp at the death of someone|
|2.||something that causes keen distress or suffering|
|3.||informal trouble or annoyance: people were giving me grief for leaving ten minutes early|
|4.||informal come to grief to end unsuccessfully or disastrously|
|5.||tune someone grief See tune|
|[C13: from Anglo-French gref, from grever to |
Deep mental anguish, as that arising from bereavement.
An exclamation expressing surprise, alarm, dismay, or some other, usually negative emotion. For example, Good grief! You're not going to start all over again, or Good grief! He's dropped the cake. The term is a euphemism for "good God." [Early 1900s]