grief-n; 6 Senses

Sense Number 1: intense emotional sorrow

Commentary: GRIEF[+state][+emotional][+sorrow][+intense]
NOTE: refers to a state of sorrow experienced by someone

This photo captures the profound grief on the faces of the refugees.
She was overcome with grief upon hearing the sad news.
He overcame his grief through heroic concentration on his art.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: a cause or source of emotional sorrow

Commentary: GRIEF[+cause][+sorrow][+intense]
NOTE: refers to external source, in the form 'X BE grief', or 'grief CHANGE Y'

The loss of their child was an inconsolable grief for them.
He didn't understand how losing the competition could be such a grief to her.
This unforeseen grief changed their lives forever.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: a state of annoyance, being bothered

Commentary: GRIEF[+state][+emotional][+annoyance]
NOTE: a milder emotional state than Sense 1
NOTE: often occurs in phrases 'give grief' 'have grief'

John's mother gave him some grief over his tattoo.
Mary left work early - she'd had enough grief for one day.
The IRS will give you some grief if you don't report that income properly

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 1b

Sense Number 4: a cause or source of annoyance, bother

Commentary: GRIEF[+cause][+annoyance]
NOTE: a source of annoyance, in the form X be grief

This crashing computer program has been a major grief all week.
It's just been one grief after another with the car repairs.
The neighbor's kid has been such a source of grief lately.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 3c

Sense Number 5: a misfortune, mishap, disaster

Commentary: GRIEF[+state][+misfortune]
NOTE: occurs in phrases 'come to grief', 'met with grief'

Many a ship has come to grief along these shores.
Mary's little glass figurine came to grief when the cat knocked it off her desk.
I'm afraid the souffle met with grief from being in the oven too long.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 3a

Sense Number 6: interjection conveying exasperation

Commentary: Idiom: good_grief

"Good grief, Charlie Brown!"
Good grief - did you eat all the brownies?

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: Idiom_1