mournful ADJECTIVE feeling, showing, or causing sadness or grief.
DERIVATIVES mournfully adverb mournfulness noun.

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

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

  • mournful — [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,… …   New thesaurus

  • mournful — [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

  • mournful — [[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

  • mournful — 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

  • mournful — 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

  • mournful — 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

  • mournful — /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… …  

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