Definitions for mourningˈmɔr nɪŋ, ˈmoʊr-
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state of sorrow over the death or departure of a loved one
the passionate and demonstrative activity of expressing grief
bereaved, bereft, grief-stricken, grieving, mourning(a), sorrowing(a)(adj)
sorrowful through loss or deprivation
"bereft of hope"
The act of expressing or feeling sorrow or regret; lamentation.
Feeling or expressing sorrow over someone's death.
The traditional clothes worn by those who mourn (in Western societies, typically coloured black).
the act of sorrowing or expressing grief; lamentation; sorrow
garb, drapery, or emblems indicative of grief, esp. clothing or a badge of somber black
grieving; sorrowing; lamenting
employed to express sorrow or grief; worn or used as appropriate to the condition of one bereaved or sorrowing; as, mourning garments; a mourning ring; a mourning pin, and the like
Origin: [AS. murnung.]
Mourning is, in the simplest sense, synonymous with grief over the death of someone. The word is also used to describe a cultural complex of behaviours in which the bereaved participate or are expected to participate. Customs vary between different cultures and evolve over time, though many core behaviors remain constant. Wearing black clothes is one practice followed in many countries, though other forms of dress are also seen. Those most affected by the loss of a loved one often observe a period of grieving, marked by withdrawal from social events and quiet, respectful behavior. People may also follow certain religious traditions for such occasions. Mourning may also apply to the death of, or anniversary of the death of, an important individual like a local leader, monarch, religious figure etc. State mourning may occur on such an occasion. In recent years some traditions have given way to less strict practices, though many customs and traditions continue to be followed.
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