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Related to sorrowfulness: mournfulness


 (sŏr′ō-fəl, -ə-fəl, sôr′-)
1. Feeling, showing, or expressing sorrow. See Synonyms at sad.
2. Causing sorrow: sorrowful news.

sor′row·ful·ly adv.
sor′row·ful·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sorrowfulness - the state of being sad; "she tired of his perpetual sadness"
unhappiness - state characterized by emotions ranging from mild discontentment to deep grief
bereavement, mourning - state of sorrow over the death or departure of a loved one
poignance, poignancy - a state of deeply felt distress or sorrow; "a moment of extraordinary poignancy"
2.sorrowfulness - a state of gloomy sorrow
woefulness, woe - intense mournfulness
sorrow - an emotion of great sadness associated with loss or bereavement; "he tried to express his sorrow at her loss"
plaintiveness - expressing sorrowfulness
حُزْن، تَكَدُّر
sorg, hryggî


(ˈsorəu) noun
(something which causes) pain of mind or grief. He felt great sorrow when she died.
ˈsorrowful adjective
showing or feeling sorrow. sorrowful people; a sorrowful expression.
ˈsorrowfully adverb
ˈsorrowfulness noun
References in classic literature ?
That it may not smother in this sorrowfulness! To remoter worlds shall it be a light, and also to remotest nights!
Harvey announced that he never felt better in his life; but it was not till he saw the "We're Here", fresh from the lumper's hands, at Wouverman's wharf, that he lost his all-overish feelings in a queer mixture of pride and sorrowfulness. Other people - summer boarders and such-like - played about in cat-boats or looked at the sea from pier-heads; but he understood things from the inside - more things than he could begin to think about.
'It is a matter of sorrowfulness that our drama artists who had a great contribution are found begging on the roads and died after getting frustrated due to extreme poverty while some also sold their awards and medals to meet their living expenses', she lamented.
Poet Ball's compendium shuffles then links, words and images, emotions and joyous ideas diffused throughout the melodious expressions, reference, mental imagery, and powerful emotions vibrating just below the words depicting pleasure and sorrowfulness, loss and details of lives.