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Meaning of DOLOROUS

Pronunciation:  'dâlurus

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  showing sorrow

DOLOROUS is a 8 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: dolourous, lachrymose, sorrowful, tearful, weeping



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Dol"or*ous\, a. [L. dolorosus, from dolor: cf. F.
douloureux. See {Dolor}.]
1. Full of grief; sad; sorrowful; doleful; dismal; as, a
   dolorous object; dolorous discourses.

         You take me in too dolorous a sense; I spake to you
         for your comfort.                     --Shak.

2. Occasioning pain or grief; painful.

         Their dispatch is quick, and less dolorous than the
         paw of the bear or teeth of the lion. --Dr. H. More.
   -- {Dol"or*ous*ly}, adv. -- {Dol"or*ous*ness}, n.

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