Definition Of dolorous
feeling or expressing great sorrow or distress.
Far from being dour and dolorous , one of the clearest fruits of grace is a childlike joy.
Example Of dolorous
A burglar alarm on the house opposite is dolorously winking a tiny white light.
A gently dolorous Bulgarian folk-tune unfolds as a duet.
‘Don't worry about it,’ he dolorously replies.
‘I have been trying to do something about getting a job and am tired and discouraged,’ he confessed dolorously to his diary.
Every time I came, it seemed, I met a lugubrious local figure who shook his head and dolorously announced that the weather had been beautiful until that very morning.