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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Causing sorrow.

Usage examples (39)
  • Their dispatch is quick, and less dolorous than the paw of the bear or teeth of the lion.
  • Adjective : a dolorous melody; dolorous news
  • His expression was dolorous, I guess because he’d wanted to get rid of me.
  • He found a kind of dolorous amusement in seeing now much more at home all the youngsters about him seemed than he. for more
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