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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Griev·ing, a. Sad; sorrowful; causing grief. -- n. The act of causing grief; the state of being grieved. -- Griev*ing*ly, adv.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Grieve v. t. [imp. & p. p. Grieved p. pr. & vb. n. Grieving.]
 1. To occasion grief to; to wound the sensibilities of; to make sorrowful; to cause to suffer; to afflict; to hurt; to try.
    Grieve not the Holy Spirit of God.   --Eph. iv. 30.
    The maidens grieved themselves at my concern.   --Cowper,
 2. To sorrow over; as, to grieve one's fate. [R.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : sorrowful through loss or deprivation; "bereft of hope"
            [syn: bereaved, bereft, grief-stricken, mourning(a),