One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The action or condition of being bereaved.‘there is no right way to experience bereavement’count noun ‘the family suffered a sad bereavement’
loss, deprivation, dispossession, privationdeath in the family, loss, passing, passing away, passing on, demise, decease, end, expiry, expirationView synonyms
- ‘Adults who work in schools can do much to help children deal with loss and bereavement.’
- ‘This programme is to help people to come to terms with loss through bereavement or separation.’
- ‘Sympathy was expressed to all the families connected with the club who suffered bereavements during the year gone by.’
- ‘Have you suffered a loss through bereavement and feel you could do with someone to talk to?’
- ‘We also found that contact with the recipient and his family can help in the adjustment to bereavement and loss.’
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