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mournful

adjective mourn·ful \ˈmrn-fəl\

: full of sorrow : very sad

Full Definition of MOURNFUL

1
:  expressing sorrow :  sorrowful
2
:  full of sorrow :  sad
3
:  causing sorrow or melancholy :  gloomy
mourn·ful·ly \-fə-lē\ adverb
mourn·ful·ness noun

Examples of MOURNFUL

  1. <she had such a mournful expression that someone teasingly asked if her dog had died>
  2. <the mournful survivors of the disaster were faced with the grim task of burying the dead>

First Known Use of MOURNFUL

15th century

Rhymes with MOURNFUL

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