Definition of Mournful

1. Adjective. Expressing sorrow.

Exact synonyms: Plaintive
Similar to: Sorrowful
Derivative terms: Mournfulness, Plaintiveness

2. Adjective. Filled with or evoking sadness. "Mournful news"
Exact synonyms: Doleful
Similar to: Sad
Derivative terms: Dolefulness, Mournfulness

Definition of Mournful

1. 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.

Definition of Mournful

1. Adjective. Filled with grief or sadness; being in a state in which one mourns. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mournful

1. expressing grief or sorrow [adj -FULLER, -FULLEST]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Mournful

moup
mouped
mouping
moups
mourite
mourn
mourne
mourned
mourner
mourner's seat
mourners
mourners' bench
mournes
mournest
mourneth
mournful (current term)
mournful widow
mournfull
mournfuller
mournfullest
mournfully
mournfulness
mournfulnesses
mourning
mourning(a)
mourning band
mourning cloak
mourning cloaks
mourning dove

Literary usage of Mournful

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

1. Library of Southern Literature by Edwin Anderson Alderman, Joel Chandler Harris, Charles William Kent (1910)
"THE mournful HEART My heart is like a lonely bird, That sadly sings, Brooding upon its nest unheard, With folded wings. For of my thoughts the sweetest part ..."

2. Library of Southern Literature by Edwin Anderson Alderman, Joel Chandler Harris, Charles William Kent (1910)
"THE mournful HEART My heart is like a lonely bird, That sadly sings, Brooding upon its nest unheard, With folded wings. For of my thoughts the sweetest part ..."

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