doleful


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dole·ful

 (dōl′fəl)
adj.
1. Filled with or expressing grief; mournful. See Synonyms at sad.
2. Causing grief: a doleful loss.

dole′ful·ly adv.
dole′ful·ness n.

doleful

(ˈdəʊlfʊl)
adj
dreary; mournful. Archaic word: dolesome
ˈdolefully, ˈdolesomely adv
ˈdolefulness n

dole•ful

(ˈdoʊl fəl)

adj.
sorrowful; mournful.
[1225–75]
dole′ful•ly, adv.
dole′ful•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.doleful - filled with or evoking sadness; "the child's doleful expression"; "stared with mournful eyes"; "mournful news"
sad - experiencing or showing sorrow or unhappiness; "feeling sad because his dog had died"; "Better by far that you should forget and smile / Than that you should remember and be sad"- Christina Rossetti

doleful

doleful

adjective
1. Full of or expressive of sorrow:
Translations
مُحْزِن، كَئيب
smutnýžalostný
sorgfuldsørgmodig
sorglegur
liūdnumassielvartingas
sērīgsskumīgs
üzgünüzüntülü

doleful

[ˈdəʊlfʊl] ADJtriste

doleful

[ˈdəʊlfʊl] adj (= miserable) [expression, manner, voice] → lugubre, triste

doleful

adj person, face, look, expressiontieftraurig, trübselig; eyes, voice, sightieftraurig; songklagend

doleful

[ˈdəʊlfʊl] adj (expression) → afflitto/a; (song, prospect) → triste

doleful

(ˈdoulful) adjective
sorrowful. a doleful expression.
ˈdolefully adverb
ˈdolefulness noun
References in classic literature ?
The tunes were either very lively or very doleful, and he sang words to some of them.
Montcalm has got him, and with the accursed politeness of his nation, he has sent him in with a doleful tale, of 'knowing how I valued the fellow, he could not think of retaining him' A Jesuitical way that, Major Duncan Heyward, of telling a man of his misfortunes
He sometimes made doleful complaint that there were no stage-coaches nowadays.
The common people regarded it with a mixture of respect and superstition, partly out of sympathy for the fate of its ill- starred namesake, and partly from the tales of strange sights, and doleful lamentations, told concerning it.
It needs scarcely to be told, with what feelings, on the eve of a Nantucket voyage, I regarded those marble tablets, and by the murky light of that darkened, doleful day read the fate of the whalemen who had gone before me, Yes, Ishmael, the same fate may be thine.
Instantly the flexible limbs of the child assumed the appearance of deformity and distortion, as, with his back humped up, and his master's stick in his hand, he hobbled about the room, his childish face drawn into a doleful pucker, and spitting from right to left, in imitation of an old man.
When, in doleful dumps, breaking the awful stillness of our wooden sidewalk on a Sunday, or, perchance, a watcher in the house of mourning, I hear a cockerel crow far or near, I think to myself, "There is one of us well, at any rate,"--and with a sudden gush return to my senses.
Such an end of the doleful disappointment of five weeks back
She passed into another ballad, this time a really doleful one.
I seemed to keep them closed above a quarter of an hour; yet, the instant I listened again, there was the doleful cry moaning on!
So it was not very pleasant when she opened the door of her room, to see Martha standing waiting for her with a doleful face.
Each of these stoppages was made at a doleful grating, by which any languishing good airs that were left uncorrupted, seemed to escape, and all spoilt and sickly vapours seemed to crawl in.