Mournful Mourn"ful, a. Full of sorrow; expressing, or intended to express, sorrow; mourning; grieving; sad; also, causing sorrow; saddening; grievous; as, a mournful person; mournful looks, tones, loss. -- {Mourn"ful*ly}, adv. -- {Mourn"ful*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Sorrowful; lugubrious; sad; doleful; heavy; afflictive; grievous; calamitous. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • mournfulness — noun see mournful …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • mournfulness — See mournfully. * * * …   Universalium

  • mournfulness — noun The property of being mournful …   Wiktionary

  • mournfulness — Synonyms and related words: aggrievedness, bitterness, bleakness, cheerlessness, comfortlessness, depression, discomfort, dismalness, distress, distressfulness, dolorousness, dreariness, funerealness, grief, grievousness, joylessness,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • mournfulness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A feeling or spell of dismally low spirits: blues, dejection, depression, despondence, despondency, doldrums, dolefulness, down heartedness, dumps, dysphoria, funk, gloom, glumness, heavy heartedness, melancholy, mope… …   English dictionary for students

  • mournfulness — mÉ”rnfÊŠlnɪs / mɔːn n. sadness, misery; state of being mournful, grief …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • mournfulness — mourn·ful·ness …   English syllables

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