Distressed vs Grieve - What's the difference?

distressed | grieve |

As adjectives the difference between distressed and grieve

is that distressed is anxious or uneasy while grieve is .

As a verb distressed

is (distress).

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




(en adjective)
  • anxious or uneasy
  • I'm distressed that John hasn't answered my calls. I hope nothing bad happened to him on the way here.
  • (of merchandise etc) damaged
  • (of a property) offered for sale after foreclosure
  • (of furniture etc) faded or abused in order to appear old, or antique
  • Verb

  • (distress)
  • grieve


    Etymology 1

    From the conjugated forms of (etyl) .


  • To cause sorrow or distress to.
  • * Bible, Eph. iv. 30
  • Grieve not the Holy Spirit of God.
  • * Cowper
  • The maidens grieved themselves at my concern.
  • To feel very sad about; to mourn; to sorrow for.
  • to grieve one's fate
  • To experience grief.
  • (archaic) To harm.
  • To submit or file a grievance.
  • * 2009 D'Amico, Rob , Editor, Texas Teacher , published by Texas AFT (affiliate of American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO); "Austin classified employees gain due process rights", April 2009, p14:
  • Even if the executive director rules against the employee on appeal, the employee can still grieve the termination to the superintendent followed by an appeal to the [...] Board of Trustees.
    Derived terms
    * grieved * griever * grievingly

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) .


    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) A governor of a town or province.
  • (chiefly, Scotland) A manager or steward, e.g. of a farm.
  • * Sir Walter Scott
  • Their children were horsewhipped by the grieve .
    Derived terms
    * (l)


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