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MOURNING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does mourning mean? 

MOURNING (noun)
  The noun MOURNING has 2 senses:

1. state of sorrow over the death or departure of a loved one
2. the passionate and demonstrative activity of expressing grief

  Familiarity information: MOURNING used as a noun is rare.


MOURNING (adjective)
  The adjective MOURNING has 1 sense:

1. sorrowful through loss or deprivation

  Familiarity information: MOURNING used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MOURNING (noun)


Sense 1mourning [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

State of sorrow over the death or departure of a loved one

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

bereavement; mourning

Hypernyms ("mourning" is a kind of...):

sadness; sorrow; sorrowfulness (the state of being sad)


Sense 2mourning [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The passionate and demonstrative activity of expressing grief

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

lamentation; mourning

Hypernyms ("mourning" is a kind of...):

activity (any specific behavior)

expression; manifestation; reflection; reflexion (expression without words)


MOURNING (adjective)


Sense 1mourning [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Sorrowful through loss or deprivation

Synonyms:

mourning; grieving; grief-stricken; sorrowing; bereaved; bereft

Context example:

bereft of hope

Similar:

sorrowful (experiencing or marked by or expressing sorrow especially that associated with irreparable loss)


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