mournful

A mournful person is someone who is full of sorrow, like a little girl who has just lost her new puppy.

Mournful is a word that is often associated with someone who has experienced the death of someone close to them. A person would feel mournful if their loved one had just died. Mournful can also describe the expression of sad feelings, like a person dressed in black and sobbing into a handkerchief. You would not be mournful if you had just failed a quiz, but you would be mournful if your twenty-year marriage had just failed.

DEFINITIONS OF: mournful

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adj expressing sorrow

Synonyms:
plaintive
sorrowful
experiencing or marked by or expressing sorrow especially that associated with irreparable loss

adj filled with or evoking sadness

“stared with mournful eyes”
mournful news”
Synonyms:
doleful
sad
experiencing or showing sorrow or unhappiness
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