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The synonyms of “Mourn” are: grieve for, sorrow over, lament for, weep for, shed tears for, shed tears over, keen over, wail over, deplore, bewail, bemoan, rue, regret, sigh over
Mourn as a Verb
Definitions of "Mourn" as a verb
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “mourn” as a verb can have the following definitions:
- Feel regret or sadness about (the loss or disappearance of something.
- Feel or show sorrow for the death of (someone), typically by following conventions such as the wearing of black clothes.
- Observe the customs of mourning after the death of a loved one.
- Feel sadness.
Synonyms of "Mourn" as a verb (14 Words)
It was no use bemoaning her lot.
|bewail||Express great regret, sadness, or disappointment about (something.|
Men will bewail the loss of earlier freedoms.
I deplore this hostile action.
|grieve for||Feel grief.|
|keen over||Express grief verbally.|
|lament for||Express grief verbally.|
|regret||Express with regret.|
She immediately regretted her words.
|rue||Bitterly regret (something one has done or allowed to happen) and wish it undone.|
She might live to rue this impetuous decision.
|shed tears for||Get rid of.|
|shed tears over||Get rid of.|
|sigh over||Utter with a sigh.|
|sorrow over||Feel grief.|
|wail over||Cry weakly or softly.|
|weep for||Shed tears because of sadness, rage, or pain.|
Usage Examples of "Mourn" as a verb
- Publishers mourned declining sales of hardback fiction.
- She is mourning her dead child.
- Isobel mourned her husband.
- She mourned for her friends who died in the accident.
Associations of "Mourn" (30 Words)
|alas||By bad luck.|
Alas I cannot stay.
It was no use bemoaning her lot.
|deplorable||Bringing or deserving severe rebuke or censure.|
Deplorable housing conditions in the inner city.
We deplore all violence.
|dirge||A song or piece of music that is considered too slow, miserable, or boring.|
Singers chanted dirges.
|doleful||Causing grief or misfortune.|
The child s doleful expression.
|elegy||(in Greek and Latin verse) a poem written in elegiac couplets, as notably by Catullus and Propertius.|
|grief||Something that causes great unhappiness.|
We were too tired to cause any grief.
|grieve||Cause great distress to (someone.|
It grieves me to think of you in that house alone.
|horrible||Provoking horror- Winston Churchill.|
War is beyond all words horrible.
|howl||Make a howling sound.|
Their howling had no effect.
|jeremiad||A long and mournful complaint.|
A jeremiad against any form of government.
|lament||A mournful poem a lament for the dead.|
His mother s night long laments for his father.
|lamentation||The passionate expression of grief or sorrow; weeping.|
Scenes of lamentation.
|maudlin||Self-pityingly or tearfully sentimental.|
A maudlin jukebox tune.
|moan||Make a sound resembling a human moan.|
Help me I moaned.
Her large mournful eyes.
|mourning||State of sorrow over the death or departure of a loved one.|
She s still in mourning after the death of her husband.
A plaintive cry.
|requiem||A musical composition setting parts of a requiem Mass or of a similar character.|
The musical tradition of the requiem mass has inspired imitation.
|sad||Of things that make you feel sad Christina Rossetti.|
The show is tongue in cheek anyone who takes it seriously is a bit sad.
|sadly||With sadness; in a sad manner.|
His schemes went sadly awry.
|sadness||The quality of excessive mournfulness and uncheerfulness.|
It is one of life s sadnesses.
|sorrow||An event or circumstance that causes sorrow.|
He drank to drown his sorrows.
|sorry||Feeling regret or penitence.|
He looks a sorry sight with his broken jaw.
|threnody||A song or hymn of mourning composed or performed as a memorial to a dead person.|
A brooding threnody to urban desolation.
|tragic||Very sad; especially involving grief or death or destruction.|
The fact that they are so loved up reminds me just how spectacularly tragic my life is.
|wail||Utter a wail.|
The wail of an air raid siren.
|weep||A fit or period of weeping.|
Sit down and have a weep.
|whimper||A whimpering sound.|
He s not dead is he she whimpered.