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synonyms for mournful

  • anguished
  • forlorn
  • sad
  • bereft
  • cheerless
  • depressed
  • disconsolate
  • distressing
  • doleful
  • dolent
  • full of sorrow
  • grief-stricken
  • grieving
  • grievous
  • heartbroken
  • in mourning
  • in pain
  • in sorrow
  • lamentable
  • pitiful
  • sombre
  • woeful
See also synonyms for: mournfully / mournfulness

antonyms for mournful

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  • cheerful
  • happy
  • joyful
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How to use mournful in a sentence

It may be hard to find more mournful meaning in a mere number.
MONDAY WAS A SUMMER LANDMARK: THE LAST SUNRISE BEFORE 6:30 A.M.MARTIN WEILAUGUST 24, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The Samaritaine department store—once grand, but recently shuttered at the time of the movie’s filming—had its own supporting role, looming over the proceedings like a mournful gray ghost.
ANNETTE IS GORGEOUS TO LOOK AT BUT ALL THE WRONG KINDS OF WEIRDSTEPHANIE ZACHAREKAUGUST 6, 2021TIME
About Endlessness, meditative, mournful and subtly celebratory, reminds us to cherish the in-between.
THE BEST MOVIES OF 2021 SO FARSTEPHANIE ZACHAREKMAY 25, 2021TIME
It’s meditative, mournful and gently funny, and celebratory, too, but in a muted way.
ROY ANDERSSON'S QUIETLY GORGEOUS ABOUT ENDLESSNESS EXPLORES QUESTIONS FOR WHICH THERE ARE NO ANSWERSSTEPHANIE ZACHAREKAPRIL 29, 2021TIME
The plaintiveness of his surrender is both funny and mournful.
IN THE OSCAR-NOMINATED THE MAN WHO SOLD HIS SKIN, A REFUGEE STAKES HIS FUTURE ON A TATTOOSTEPHANIE ZACHAREKAPRIL 9, 2021TIME
It was mournful but not quite mourning, shocking but familiar.
JAMES LEVINE WAS A POWERFUL MAESTRO, BUT AN EVEN MORE POWERFUL MYTHMICHAEL ANDOR BRODEURMARCH 17, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Felipe watched over her as a lover might; her great mournful eyes followed his every motion.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
A red moon hung above the mournful hills, and the stars shone in their myriads.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
A cold and mournful wind blew down the street, ruffling the darkened river.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
They jeered and sounded mournful notes without promise, devoid even of hope.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO MOURNFUL

  • bleak
  • depressing
  • depressive
  • dismal
  • dispiriting
  • distressing
  • doleful
  • dreary
  • funereal
  • gloomy
  • grim
  • hopeless
  • horrible
  • lugubrious
  • morose
  • mournful
  • ominous
  • oppressive
  • sad
  • somber
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.