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mournful

[mawrn-fuh l, mohrn-] /ˈmɔrn fəl, ˈmoʊrn-/
adjective
1.
feeling or expressing sorrow or grief; sorrowful; sad.
2.
of or pertaining to mourning for the dead.
3.
causing grief or lament:
a mournful occasion.
4.
gloomy, somber, or dreary, as in appearance or character:
mournful shadows.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English morneful. See mourn, -ful
Related forms
mournfully, adverb
mournfulness, noun
overmournful, adjective
overmournfully, adverb
overmournfulness, noun
unmournful, adjective
unmournfully, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for un mournful

mournful

/ˈmɔːnfʊl/
adjective
1.
evoking grief; sorrowful
2.
gloomy; sad
Derived Forms
mournfully, adverb
mournfulness, noun
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Word Origin and History for un mournful

mournful

adj.

early 15c., from mourn + -ful. Related: Mournfully; mournfulness.

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