bereaved

[ bih-reevd ]
/ bɪˈrivd /

adjective

(of a person) greatly saddened at being deprived by death of a loved one.

noun

Usually the bereaved . a bereaved person or persons: to extend condolences to the bereaved.

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Origin of bereaved

First recorded in 1100–50; Middle English bireved, late Old English birēafod (past participle); see bereave, -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM bereaved

un·be·reaved, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for bereaved

bereaved
/ (bɪˈriːvd) /

adjective

having been deprived of something or someone valued, esp through death
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