Grief vs Belief - What's the difference?

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In countable|lang=en terms the difference between grief and belief

is that grief is (countable) cause or instance of sorrow or pain; that which afflicts or distresses; trial while belief is (countable) something believed.

As nouns the difference between grief and belief

is that grief is suffering, hardship while belief is mental acceptance of a claim as likely true.

As a verb grief

is (online gaming) to deliberately harass and annoy or cause grief to other players of a game in order to interfere with their enjoyment of it; especially , to do this as one’s primary activity in the game.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

grief

English

(wikipedia grief)

Noun

  • Suffering, hardship.
  • Pain of mind arising from misfortune, significant personal loss, misconduct of oneself or others, etc.; sorrow; sadness.
  • She was worn out from so much grief .
    The betrayal caused Jeff grief .
  • (countable) Cause or instance of sorrow or pain; that which afflicts or distresses; trial.
  • Surely, he hath borne our griefs , and carried our sorrows. -Isaiah 53:4

    Derived terms

    * give someone grief

    Verb

    (en verb) (Griefer)
  • (online gaming) To deliberately harass and annoy or cause grief to other players of a game in order to interfere with their enjoyment of it; especially , to do this as one’s primary activity in the game.
  • Usage notes

    * This verb is most commonly found in the gerund-participle (griefing) and the derived noun (griefer).

    belief

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Mental acceptance of a claim as likely true.
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-12-06, author=(George Monbiot)
  • , volume=189, issue=26, page=48, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Why I'm eating my words on veganism – again , passage=The belief that there is no conflict between [livestock] farming and arable production also seems to be unfounded: by preventing the growth of trees and other deep vegetation in the hills and by compacting the soil, grazing animals cause a cycle of flash floods and drought, sporadically drowning good land downstream and reducing the supply of irrigation water.}}
  • Faith or trust in the reality of something; often based upon one's own reasoning, trust in a claim, desire of actuality, and/or evidence considered.
  • (countable) Something believed.
  • (uncountable) The quality or state of believing.
  • (uncountable) Religious faith.
  • (in the plural) One's religious or moral convictions.
  • Derived terms

    * * beyond belief * disbelief * self-belief * unbelief