grief nourishes myth and a new CNN poll registers JFK as our most admired ex-president from the past half century.
There is a lingering disconnect between the reality of grief and the human perception of it.
"I have never, ever, nor do I expect ever, to see a face more in grief," Mankiewicz later recalled.
early 13c., "hardship, suffering, pain, bodily affliction," from Old French grief "wrong, grievance, injustice, misfortune, calamity" (13c.), from grever "afflict, burden, oppress," from Latin gravare "to cause grief, make heavy," from gravis "weighty" (see grave (adj.)). Meaning "mental pain, sorrow" is from c.1300.
Deep mental anguish, as that arising from bereavement.
Complaints; faultfinding; reprimand: I don't want no grief from the fourteenth floor (1929+)