doleful

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Doleful \Dole"ful\, adjective Full of dole or grief; expressing or exciting sorrow; sorrowful; sad; dismal.

With screwed face and doleful whine. --South.

Regions of sorrow, doleful shades. --Milton.

Syn: Piteous; rueful; sorrowful; woeful; melancholy; sad gloomy; dismal; dolorous; woe-begone. -- {Dole"ful*ly}, adverb -- {Dole"ful*ness}, noun

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

doleful

adjective

1: filled with or evoking sadness; "the child's doleful expression"; "stared with mournful eyes"; "mournful news" [syn: {doleful}, {mournful}]


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