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Definition of mournful:

  1. Expressing sorrow.
  2. Full of sorrow; expressing, or intended to express, sorrow; mourning; grieving; sad; also, causing sorrow; saddening; grievous; as, a mournful person; mournful looks, tones, loss.


lamentable, wretched, woful, plaintive, pitiful, happy, piteous, sad, doleful, mourning, rueful, pathetic, grievous, distressing, abject, forlorn, moving, regrettable, unhappy, paltry, despicable, base, lugubrious, woebegone, sorrowful, deplorable, pitiable, contemptible, touching.

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