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3 definitions found
 for dolorous
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dolorous \Dol"or*ous\, a. [L. dolorosus, from dolor: cf. F.
     douloureux. See Dolor.]
     1. Full of grief; sad; sorrowful; doleful; dismal; as, a
        dolorous object; dolorous discourses.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              You take me in too dolorous a sense;
              I spake to you for your comfort.      --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Occasioning pain or grief; painful.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              Their dispatch is quick, and less dolorous than the
              paw of the bear or teeth of the lion. --Dr. H. More.
        -- Dol"or*ous*ly, adv. -- Dol"or*ous*ness, n.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  dolorous
      adj 1: showing sorrow [syn: dolorous, dolourous,
             lachrymose, tearful, weeping]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  61 Moby Thesaurus words for "dolorous":
     affecting, afflicted, afflictive, aggrieved, anguished, bitter,
     bleak, calamitous, careworn, cheerless, comfortless, deplorable,
     depressing, depressive, dire, discomforting, dismal, dismaying,
     distressful, distressing, doleful, dolorific, dolorogenic, dreary,
     dumb with grief, grief-stricken, griefful, grieved, grievous,
     heartbreaking, in grief, joyless, lamentable, lugubrious,
     miserable, mournful, moving, painful, pathetic, piteous, pitiable,
     plaintive, plangent, plunged in grief, poignant, regrettable,
     rueful, ruthful, sad, saddening, sharp, sore, sorrowed, sorrowful,
     sorrowing, tearful, touching, uncomfortable, woebegone, woeful,
     wretched
  
  

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