Definition of mournfulness:
mopes, blue devils, ruthfulness, funk, feelings, dysphoria, disconsolateness, dumps, gloom, despond, desolation, oppression, heavy-heartedness, miserableness, mope, despondence, happy, unhappiness, forlornness, heartsickness, sorrowfulness, doldrums.
dejection (part of speech: noun)
- lamentation (part of speech: noun)
- "Aurora the Magnificent", Gertrude Hall.
- "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.
This is that 'melancholy a man knows when he is face to face' with nature, and thinks 'he hears her communing with him about' the mournfulness of being born and of dying; and how can it do otherwise than call into his mind 'its exiles, its flights across the seas, ' that it may stir the ever- smouldering ashes?- "Ideas of Good and Evil", William Butler Yeats.