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mourn

mourn

 
 
pronunciation:
morn
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: mourned, mourning, mourns
definition 1: to feel or show deep sorrow or grief, esp. for the dead; grieve.
The city mourned for the people who had lost their lives in the explosion.Fans of the rock-'n'-roll idol mourned over his death.Some citizens mourned while others celebrated at the news of the dictator's death.
synonyms:
bemoan, bewail, grieve, sorrow
antonyms:
celebrate
similar words:
cry, keen, lament, sob, sweep, wail
definition 2: to abide by conventional forms for acknowledging the death of a person, as by wearing black or the like.
The widow mourned for six months, avoiding all social gatherings and wearing only black.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to feel or show great sorrow or regret over; deplore; bemoan.
She mourned the loss of her only close friendship.The citizens mourned the closing of the old town hall.
synonyms:
bemoan, bewail, deplore, lament
similar words:
moan, regret, rue
definition 2: to grieve over (a death or the dead).
He deeply mourned the death of his mother.The children mourned their father in different ways.
synonyms:
lament, regret, weep
similar words:
bemoan, deplore
definition 3: to express with obvious grief.
"I have lost everything," he mourned.
similar words:
deplore, sob
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