mournful

  • 1Mournful — 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2mournful — index despondent, disconsolate, lamentable, lugubrious, querulous, solemn Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 3mournful — (adj.) early 15c., from MOURN (Cf. mourn) + FUL (Cf. ful). Related: Mournfully; mournfulness …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4mournful — [adj] sorrowful anguished, bereft, cheerless, depressed, disconsolate, distressing, doleful, dolent, forlorn, full of sorrow, griefstricken, grieving, grievous, heartbroken, in mourning, in pain, in sorrow, lamentable, pitiful, sad, sombre,… …

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  • 5mournful — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ feeling, showing, or causing sadness or grief. DERIVATIVES mournfully adverb mournfulness noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6mournful — [môrn′fəl] adj. 1. of or characterized by mourning; feeling or expressing grief or sorrow 2. causing sorrow or depression; melancholy 3. having a sound, appearance, etc. that suggests sadness mournfully adv. mournfulness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 7mournful — [[t]mɔ͟ː(r)nfʊl[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED If you are mournful, you are very sad. He looked mournful, even near to tears... Miss Dickerman was tall and somewhat mournful looking. Syn: sorrowful Derived words: mournfully ADV GRADED usu ADV with …

    English dictionary

  • 8mournful — mournfully, adv. mournfulness, n. /mawrn feuhl, mohrn /, adj. 1. feeling or expressing sorrow or grief; sorrowful; sad. 2. of or pertaining to mourning for the dead. 3. causing grief or lament: a mournful occasion. 4. gloomy, somber, or dreary,… …

    Universalium

  • 9mournful — mourn|ful [ˈmo:nfəl US ˈmo:rn ] adj very sad ▪ Durant was thin, mournful and silent. ▪ the slow, mournful music of the bagpipes >mournfully adv …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10mournful — adjective very sad: Durant was thin, mournful and silent. | the slow, mournful music of the bagpipes mournfully adjective mournfulness noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11mournful — /ˈmɔnfəl / (say mawnfuhl) adjective 1. full of, expressing, or showing sorrow or grief, as persons, the tone, etc.; sorrowful; sad. 2. expressing, or used in, mourning for the dead. 3. causing, or attended with, sorrow or mourning: a mournful… …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 12mournful — adj. Mournful is used with these nouns: ↑cry, ↑expression, ↑melody, ↑song, ↑wail …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 13mournful — adjective mournful music Syn: sad, sorrowful, doleful, melancholy, melancholic, woeful, grief stricken, miserable, unhappy, heartbroken, broken hearted, gloomy, dismal, desolate, dejected, despondent, depressed, downcast …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 14mournful — adjective Date: 15th century 1. expressing sorrow ; sorrowful 2. full of sorrow ; sad 3. causing sorrow or melancholy ; gloomy • mournfully adverb • mournfulness noun …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 15mournful — adjective filled with grief or sadness; being in a state in which one mourns …

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  • 16mournful — Synonyms and related words: Jeremianic, affecting, afflicted, afflictive, aggrieved, anguished, bitter, bleak, blue, calamitous, careworn, catastrophic, cheerless, cinerary, comfortless, complaining, deplorable, depressing, depressive, desolate,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 17mournful — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. sorrowful; gloomy, dreary. See dejection, lamentation. Ant., cheerful. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Afflicted with sorrow] Syn. sorrowful, mourning, forlorn, unhappy; see sad 1 . 2. [Suggestive of… …

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  • 18mournful — mourn|ful [ mɔrnfəl ] adjective very sad a. making you feel very sad ╾ mourn|ful|ly adverb ╾ mourn|ful|ness noun uncount …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19mournful — mourn·ful || mÉ”rnfÊŠl / mɔːn adj. sad, gloomy; grief stricken, grieving …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 20mournful — adjective feeling, expressing, or inducing sadness, regret, or grief. Derivatives mournfully adverb mournfulness noun …

    English new terms dictionary