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.

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