Etymology
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grieving (adj.)

mid-15c., "causing pain," present-participle adjective from grieve. Meaning "feeling pain" is from 1807. Related: Grievingly.

updated on April 19, 2015

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Definitions of grieving from WordNet

grieving (adj.)
sorrowful through loss or deprivation;
Synonyms: bereaved / bereft / grief-stricken / mourning / sorrowing
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.