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

adj expressing sorrow

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”
experiencing or showing sorrow or unhappiness

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