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1. mournful

adjective. ['ˈmɔrnfəl'] expressing sorrow.

Synonyms

  • sorrowful

Antonyms

  • good
  • overjoyed

Etymology

  • -ful (English)
  • mourn (English)
  • murnan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Mournful

  • scornful

Example sentences of the word mournful


1. Adjective
These countries had their own style of play, mostly mournful and haunting.

Quotes containing the word mournful


1. This is a mournful discovery.1)Those who agree with you are insane2)Those who do not agree with you are in power.
- Philip K. Dick, VALIS

2. Tell me not in mournful numbers,Life is but an empty dream!For the soul is dead that slumbers,And things are not what they seem.Life is real! Life is earnest!And the grave is not its goal;Dust thou are, to dust thou returnest,Was not spoken of the soul.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Voices of the Night

3. Mournful and yet grand is the destiny of the artist.
- Franz Liszt

2. mournful

adjective. ['ˈmɔrnfəl'] filled with or evoking sadness.

Synonyms

  • doleful

Antonyms

  • happy
  • joyous

Etymology

  • -ful (English)
  • mourn (English)
  • murnan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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