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Definitions and Synonyms of mournful | Another word for mournful | What is mournful?

Definition 1: filled with or evoking sadness - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where mournful or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the child's doleful expression
  • stared with mournful eyes
  • mournful news

Synonyms for mournful in the sense of this definition

(mournful is similar to ...) experiencing or showing sorrow or unhappiness

"feeling sad because his dog had died" "Better by far that you should forget and smile / Than that you should remember and be sad"

Definition 2: expressing sorrow - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for mournful in the sense of this definition

(mournful is similar to ...) experiencing or marked by or expressing sorrow especially that associated with irreparable loss

"sorrowful widows" "a sorrowful tale of death and despair" "sorrowful news" "even in laughter the heart is sorrowful"

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