dolefulness


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dolefulness - sadness caused by grief or affliction
sadness, unhappiness - emotions experienced when not in a state of well-being

dolefulness

noun
Translations
حُزْن، كَآبَه
smutek
sorgfuldhedsørgmodighed
dapurleiki
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doleful

(ˈdoulful) adjective
sorrowful. a doleful expression.
ˈdolefully adverb
ˈdolefulness noun
References in classic literature ?
the younger lady declared, shaking her head with a dolefulness that was neither jocular not affected.
made a welcome change from large doses of dolefulness.
While politics, the Pope, decriminalisation of drugs, the meaningless and empty cult of the 'celebrity' - including "whining, narcissistic millionaire" footballers, the London Olympics, and self-service checkouts (the latter accompanied by an inspired video of the comedian peering into the machine's workings) were some of the more mainstream targets to receive Bailey's trademark bemused-meets-incensed treatment, there were other more off-kilter ones delivered with delightful dolefulness.