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Synonyms for mourning
ˈmɔr nɪŋ, ˈmoʊr-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mourning, bereavement(noun)

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

    lamentation, bereavement


  2. lamentation, mourning(adj)

    the passionate and demonstrative activity of expressing grief

    plaint, lamentation, lament, wail, bereavement


  3. bereaved, bereft, grief-stricken, grieving, mourning(a), sorrowing(a)(adj)

    sorrowful through loss or deprivation

    "bereft of hope"


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. mourning

    Grief is acute mental pain resulting from loss, misfortune, or deep disappointment. Grief is more acute and less enduring than sorrow. Sorrow and grief are for definite cause; sadness and melancholy may arise from a vague sense of want or loss, from a low state of health, or other ill-defined cause; sadness may be momentary; melancholy is more enduring, and may become chronic. Affliction expresses a deep heart-sorrow and is applied also to the misfortune producing such sorrow; mourning most frequently denotes sorrow publicly expressed, or the public expression of such sorrow as may reasonably be expected; as, it is common to observe thirty days of mourning on the death of an officer of state.

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    affliction, distress, grief, melancholy, regret, sadness, sorrow, tribulation, trouble, wo

    Grief at a loss; for a friend.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. mourning(n.)

    lamentation, sorrow, grief

  2. mourning(n.)

    weeds, symbol of sorrow

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. mourning(n)

    sorrow, grief, bereavement, weeds

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "mourning":

    haddad, bereavement, grieving, grief, al-haddad, weeping, sorrowing, condolences, crying, mourn, duel, hadad, sorrow, blacksmith

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How to use mourning in a sentence?

  1. Senate Minority Leader Ted Ferrioli:

    What should be a day of celebration (for Oregon) is turning into a day of reflection and mourning, we appear to be nearing the resignation of our governor and the investiture of a new governor.

  2. Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald:

    This is a difficult time for our entire team and we are mourning this loss and are still processing this terrible tragedy. We are also hopeful for the safe return of their daughter, Jayme, and are keeping her and the James Closs family in our thoughts.

  3. Russell Begaye:

    It's just devastating, it really hits you right here in the heart, the nation is suffering. The nation is in mourning because of the death of Officer Largo.

  4. Barbara Lee:

    Our country is in a state of mourning. Some of us must say let's step back for a moment, let's just pause, just for a minute and think through the implications of our actions today so that this does not spiral out of control.

  5. Qiara Butler:

    Everyone out here is protesting for their family, so we’re in a constant state of mourning.

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