Definition of Mournfulness

1. Noun. A state of gloomy sorrow.

Exact synonyms: Ruthfulness, Sorrowfulness
Specialized synonyms: Woe, Woefulness, Plaintiveness
Generic synonyms: Sorrow
Derivative terms: Mournful, Mournful, Ruthful, Sorrowful



Definition of Mournfulness

1. Noun. The property of being mournful. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mournfulness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mournfulness

mourne
mourned
mourner
mourner's seat
mourners
mourners' bench
mournes
mournest
mourneth
mournful
mournful widow
mournfull
mournfuller
mournfullest
mournfully
mournfulness (current term)
mournfulnesses
mourning
mourning(a)
mourning band
mourning cloak
mourning cloaks
mourning dove
mourning doves
mourning ring
mourningly
mournings
mournival
mournivals

Literary usage of Mournfulness

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Antonina: Or, The Fall of Rome by Wilkie Collins (1874)
"... almost eternal as the burden of her desolation seemed now to have become, it was yet to be removed, ere long, by feelings of a tenderer mournfulness, ..."

2. The Gypsy Trail: An Anthology for Campers by Mary Hopkins, Pauline Dorothea Goldmark (1914)
"... to more than loftier stress Of mournfulness not mournfulness, Not mournfulness but Joy's excess, That singing, on the lap of sorrow faints: And Peace, ..."

3. An Art-student in Munich by Anna Mary Howitt (1854)
"Yet the very intensity of the fresh beauty called forth a mournfulness in the soul ! Who does not know this strange mournfulness! when the luxuriance of the ..."

4. An Art Student in Munich by Anna Mary Howitt Watts (1854)
"Who does not know this strange mournfulness! when the luxuriance of the grass ... Never had I seen this longing and this mournfulness so fully expressed as ..."

5. Antonina: Or, The Fall of Rome by Wilkie Collins (1874)
"... almost eternal as the burden of her desolation seemed now to have become, it was yet to be removed, ere long, by feelings of a tenderer mournfulness, ..."

6. The Gypsy Trail: An Anthology for Campers by Mary Hopkins, Pauline Dorothea Goldmark (1914)
"... to more than loftier stress Of mournfulness not mournfulness, Not mournfulness but Joy's excess, That singing, on the lap of sorrow faints: And Peace, ..."

7. An Art-student in Munich by Anna Mary Howitt (1854)
"Yet the very intensity of the fresh beauty called forth a mournfulness in the soul ! Who does not know this strange mournfulness! when the luxuriance of the ..."

8. An Art Student in Munich by Anna Mary Howitt Watts (1854)
"Who does not know this strange mournfulness! when the luxuriance of the grass ... Never had I seen this longing and this mournfulness so fully expressed as ..."

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