good grief

Definition of good grief


  1. —used to express surprise or annoyance “He's burned the toast.” “Good grief! Can't he do anything right?”

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  of a favorable character or tendency

    :  bountiful, fertile

    :  handsome, attractive

  1. :  something that is good

    :  something conforming to the moral order of the universe

    :  praiseworthy character :  goodness

  1. :  well

    : used as an intensive

  1. :  grievance

    :  deep and poignant distress caused by or as if by bereavement

    :  a cause of such suffering

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