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do·lor·ous

 (dō′lər-əs, dŏl′ər-)
adj.
Marked by or exhibiting sorrow, grief, or pain.

[Middle English, from Old French doloros, from Late Latin dolōrōsus, from dolor, dolor; see dolor.]

do′lor·ous·ly adv.
do′lor·ous·ness n.

dolorous

(ˈdɒlərəs) ,

dolorific

or

doloriferous

adj
causing or involving pain or sorrow
ˈdolorously adv
ˈdolorousness n

do•lor•ous

(ˈdoʊ lər əs, ˈdɒl ər-)

adj.
full of or causing pain or sorrow; grievous; mournful.
[1375–1425; Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French; see dolor, -ous]
do′lor•ous•ly, adv.
do′lor•ous•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.dolorous - showing sorrowdolorous - 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

dolorous

adjective
1. Full of or expressive of sorrow:
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The words were hardly out of his mouth, before the purple bird flew away, crying, "Peep, peep, pe--weep," more dolorously than ever.
They say the Battery's awful bad," and he hummed dolorously -
The next moment he saw it dolorously bespattered with eggs.
"Far from it," confessed the other, with a reluctance which seemed to twist his mouth dolorously. "A full twenty seconds must elapse from the moment I press the ball till the explosion takes place."
The heavy, white face was seamed with lines of trouble, the hanging pouches under the closed eyes were leaden in colour, the loose mouth drooped dolorously at the corners, the rolling chins were unshaven.