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noun as in sadness, time of sadness

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President Alberto Fernández announced three days of national mourning.

With the Wendt Center, he also developed a grief and mourning program for students in Washington public schools.

The passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg last month sent the country into a state of mourning and also political chaos, two elements that many felt were at odds with one another.

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By the time the pandemic fully swept over New York City this spring, Electric’s employees were already in mourning.

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The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg sent waves of shock across the country on Friday evening, leading to mass mourning on what would typically be a day of celebration, Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.

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He said that the NYPD will be in deepest mourning this Christmas season.

The late-November hacking of Sony, perhaps the most vicious episode of its kind, comes at the end of the period of mourning.

Now that the Confucian-inspired mourning period is over, the son is free to embark on his own programs and policies.

Soon after Abu Ein died, the Palestinian Authority announced three days of mourning.

A Fish and Wildlife special agent collected the bodies of two birds at the site, a redhead duck and a mourning dove.

The farewell and the mourning are finished by the slaughter of dogs, that the dying man may have forerunners in the other world.

I am thankful that prolonged mourning is out of date; it made a fright of me and was getting on my nerves.

Indeed, it made me understand for the first time that even a Bank Holiday need not be a day of wrath and mourning.

Looking through this hole, the king perceived an old man weeping, a man in mourning garb singing, and a nun or widow dancing.

Then through a hole in the door I saw an old man crying, a dancing nun, and a man in mourning singing.


On this page you'll find 40 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to mourning, such as: grief, aching, bereavement, blackness, crying, and darkness.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.