Mourning is a time of sadness because of a loss. When you're in mourning after a loved one dies, it is good to lean on your friends who understand why you are so sad.

Mourning is an expression of grief or a time of grieving that follows a loved one's death or other serious loss. Depression, confusion, even losing interest in friends and social activities all can occur when someone is in mourning. An old-fashioned meaning of mourning is specifically the black clothing people traditionally wear following a death. Don't confuse mourning with morning, the early part of the day.

Definitions of mourning

n state of sorrow over the death or departure of a loved one

Type of:
sadness, sorrow, sorrowfulness
the state of being sad

n the passionate and demonstrative activity of expressing grief

Type of:
any specific behavior
expression, manifestation, reflection, reflexion
expression without words

adj sorrowful through loss or deprivation

bereaved, bereft, grief-stricken, grieving, sorrowing
experiencing or marked by or expressing sorrow especially that associated with irreparable loss

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