Griev·ing, a. Sad; sorrowful; causing grief. -- n. The act of causing grief; the state of being grieved. -- Griev*ing*ly, adv.
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.]
adj : sorrowful through loss or deprivation; "bereft of hope"
[syn: bereaved, bereft, grief-stricken, mourning(a),