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mourning

mourn·ing

mourning

 
pronunciation:
mor nIng
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the acts, utterances, or feelings of one that mourns, esp. for the death of a relative or friend.
synonyms:
desolation, grief, heartache, lamentation, misery
similar words:
anguish, despair, distress, dolor, heartbreak, lament, melancholy, regret, sorrow, weeping, woe
definition 2: conventional outward signs of grief over a death, or of acknowledgment of it, as by the wearing of armbands, black clothing, or the like.
synonyms:
weeds
similar words:
armband, crape, crepe, lament, sackcloth, veil
definition 3: the time during which such behavior lasts or is expected.
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derivation: mourningly (adv.)
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