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noun [uncountable]     mourning pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    the process or ceremony of expressing great sadness because someone has died

    The official period of mourning is over now.

    in mourning:

    The whole town is in mourning following the crash.

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  2. 2
    old-fashioned clothes, especially black clothes, that are worn as a sign of respect for someone who has died

    She dressed in mourning for years after he died.



to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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