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Meaning of MOURNFUL

Pronunciation:  'mowrnfûl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  filled with or evoking sadness; "the child's doleful expression"; "stared with mournful eyes"; "mournful news"
  2. [adj]  expressing sorrow

MOURNFUL is a 8 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: doleful, plaintive, sad, sorrowful



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Mourn"ful\, 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.
-- {Mourn"ful*ly}, adv. -- {Mourn"ful*ness}, n.

Syn: Sorrowful; lugubrious; sad; doleful; heavy; afflictive;
     grievous; calamitous.

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