What is another word for mournful?

Pronunciation: [mˈɔːnfə͡l] (IPA)

Mournful is a word that describes a feeling of deep sadness, grief, or sorrow. Synonyms for the word mournful include sorrowful, melancholy, lamentable, woeful, doleful, gloomy, and somber. Each of these synonyms shares a sense of sadness, but they also convey different shades of meaning. Sorrowful suggests a deep sense of regret, while lamentable implies an element of tragedy. Melancholy conveys a sense of pensive sadness, while woeful suggests a more acute form of sorrow. Doleful connotes a sense of sadness that manifests in teary-eyed expression. Gloomy suggests a more permanent or long-lasting sense of sadness, whereas somber evokes a more serious, weighty kind of sadness.

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What are the hypernyms for Mournful?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for mournful?

The word mournful is often associated with sadness, grief, and sorrow. Its antonyms, on the other hand, are words that represent happiness, joy, and celebration. Some of the antonyms for mournful are joyful, exuberant, elated, gleeful, and jubilant. These words evoke a feeling of cheerfulness, contentment, and gratitude. Other antonyms include optimistic, hopeful, and positive, which carry an upbeat and optimistic connotation. Using antonyms for mournful can add a level of contrast and depth to one's writing or speech, conveying a sense of balance and nuance.

Usage examples for Mournful

A long-drawn-out, mournful cry was heard.
"My Lady of the Chimney Corner"
Alexander Irvine
A mournful nod of the head was her reply.
"The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. II (of II)"
Charles James Lever
From the mournful silence Something, something went!
"Open Water"
Arthur Stringer

Famous quotes with Mournful

  • Misfortune is never mournful to the soul that accepts it; for such do always see that every cloud is an angel's face.
    Lydia M. Child
  • And all around is the desert; a corner of the mournful kingdom of sand.
    Pierre Loti
  • In my dreams I hear again the crash of guns, the rattle of musketry, the strange, mournful mutter of the battlefield.
    Douglas MacArthur
  • The wailing owl Screams solitary to the mournful moon.
    David Mallet
  • Jerusalem is a festival and a lamentation. Its song is a sigh across the ages, a delicate, robust, mournful psalm at the great junction of spiritual cultures.
    David K. Shipler

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