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Meaning of DOLEFUL

Pronunciation:  'dowlful

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  filled with or evoking sadness; "the child's doleful expression"; "stared with mournful eyes"; "mournful news"

DOLEFUL is a 7 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: mournful, sad



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Dole"ful\, a.
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},
     adv. -- {Dole"ful*ness}, n.

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