dolourous


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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.dolourous - showing sorrowdolourous - showing sorrow      
sorrowful - experiencing or marked by or expressing sorrow especially that associated with irreparable loss; "sorrowful widows"; "a sorrowful tale of death and despair"; "sorrowful news"; "even in laughter the heart is sorrowful"- Proverbs 14:13
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In book 2, chapter 16, Malory relates how Balin injures King Pellam with the spear of Longinus, and the dire consequences which ensue: "And all that were alive cried O Balin, thou hast caused great damage in these countries; for the dolourous stroke thou gavest unto King Pellam, three countries are destroyed, and doubt not but the vengeance will fall on thee at the last" (65).