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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Woeful; Lamentable; Cheerless.

Usage examples (19)
  • They all became dolesome after they lost the game.
  • In this vicinity was passed a dolesome time, the country being wild and rugged, affording handsome scenery under different circumstances, but for us it had no enchantment.
  • The state of possessing adequate skill or knowledge for the performance of a duty. dolesome adj.
  • And, to account for the semi-privacy surrounding the little work, must be set forth the dolesome incident of a printing-house fire burning, for more
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