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bereaved

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 2)

suffering the death of a loved one
  • the grief of the bereaved parents seemed to be without limit

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bereaved

verb
variants: or bereft
past tense of bereave

Synonyms of bereaved (Entry 2 of 2)

to take something away from
  • news of a death in the family bereaved them of the unmitigated joy that normally prevails at a wedding

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“Bereaved.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/bereaved. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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