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BEREAVED

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does bereaved mean? 

BEREAVED (noun)
  The noun BEREAVED has 1 sense:

1. a person who has suffered the death of someone they loved

  Familiarity information: BEREAVED used as a noun is very rare.


BEREAVED (adjective)
  The adjective BEREAVED has 1 sense:

1. sorrowful through loss or deprivation

  Familiarity information: BEREAVED used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BEREAVED (noun)


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Meaning:

A person who has suffered the death of someone they loved

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

bereaved; bereaved person

Context example:

the bereaved do not always need to be taken care of

Hypernyms ("bereaved" is a kind of...):

individual; mortal; person; somebody; someone; soul (a human being)


BEREAVED (adjective)


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Meaning:

Sorrowful through loss or deprivation

Synonyms:

bereaved; grief-stricken; grieving; mourning; sorrowing; bereft

Context example:

bereft of hope

Similar:

sorrowful (experiencing or marked by or expressing sorrow especially that associated with irreparable loss)


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