Synonyms of mourning


1. mourning, bereavement, sadness, sorrow, sorrowfulness

usage: state of sorrow over the death or departure of a loved one

2. lamentation, mourning, activity, expression, manifestation, reflection, reflexion

usage: the passionate and demonstrative activity of expressing grief


1. mourn, grieve, sorrow

usage: feel sadness; "She is mourning her dead child"

2. mourn, observe, celebrate, keep

usage: observe the customs of mourning after the death of a loved one


1. bereaved, bereft, grief-stricken, grieving, mourning(prenominal), sorrowing(prenominal), sorrowful (vs. joyful)

usage: sorrowful through loss or deprivation; "bereft of hope"

WordNet 3.0 Copyright © 2006 by Princeton University.
All rights reserved.

Definition and meaning of mourning (Dictionary)