mournful

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mourn +‎ -ful

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mournful (comparative mournfuller or more mournful, superlative mournfullest or most mournful)

  1. Filled with grief or sadness; being in a state in which one mourns.
  2. Fit to inspire mourning; tragic.
    • (Can we date this quote by Edgar Allan Poe and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      Having deposited our mournful burden upon tressels within this region of horror, we partially turned aside the yet unscrewed lid of the coffin, and looked upon the face of the tenant.

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