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 ?
Mournfully and low the man of God began his eulogy of the dead, and his doleful voice, mingled with the sobbing which it was its purpose to stimulate and sustain, rose and fell, seemed to come and go, like the sound of a sullen sea.
And now it is the time; from Hell's abyss Come thirsting Tantalus, come Sisyphus Heaving the cruel stone, come Tityus With vulture, and with wheel Ixion come, And come the sisters of the ceaseless toil; And all into this breast transfer their pains, And (if such tribute to despair be due) Chant in their deepest tones a doleful dirge Over a corse unworthy of a shroud.
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.
The tunes were either very lively or very doleful, and he sang words to some of them.
THEN the mouse came out of her jam pot, and Benjamin took the paper bag off his head, and they told the doleful tale.
A good many things," murmured the prince, in a doleful tone of voice.
A disturbed and doleful mind he brought to bear upon them, and slowly and heavily the day lagged on with him.
WHEN his little audience next assembled round the chair, Grandfather gave them a doleful history of the Quaker persecution, which began in
Sometimes when, after falling into a kind of doze, and awaking suddenly in the midst of these doleful chantings, my eye would fall upon the wild-looking group engaged in their strange occupation, with their naked tattooed limbs, and shaven heads disposed in a circle, I was almost tempted to believe that I gazed upon a set of evil beings in the act of working at a frightful incantation.
For Boris, Julie played most doleful nocturnes on her harp.
The doleful change in Mr Verloc's physiognomy, the momentary drooping of his whole person, confessed that such was the regrettable case.
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.