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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Occasioning pain. Also: Causing mental suffering or distress <women and children howling and weeping.

Usage examples (37)
  • Adjective : a dolorous melody; dolorous news
  • He dropped his eyes and his mouth drooped dolorously.
  • "Never, never, never!" his deep tones belled dolorously.
  • He commanded his helpers decorously, dolorously, with great dignity. for more
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