Wailful
Wailful Wail"ful, a. Sorrowful; mournful. `` Like wailful widows.'' --Spenser. ``Wailful sonnets.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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  • wailful — index querulous Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • wailful — [wālfəl] adj. 1. wailing; sorrowful 2. like, or giving forth, a wail or cry of sorrow wailfully adv …   English World dictionary

  • wailful — adjective vocally expressing grief or sorrow or resembling such expression (Freq. 1) lamenting sinners wailing mourners the wailing wind wailful bagpipes tangle her desires with wailful sonnets Shakespeare • Syn: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • wailful — adjective Date: 1544 1. uttering a sound suggestive of wailing 2. expressing grief or pain ; sorrowful, mournful < a wailful cry > • wailfully adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • wailful — wailfully, adv. /wayl feuhl/, adj. mournful; plaintive. [1535 45; WAIL + FUL] * * * …   Universalium

  • wailful — adj. mournful, sorrowful, lamenting …   English contemporary dictionary

  • wailful — wail·ful …   English syllables

  • wailful — wail•ful [[t]ˈweɪl fəl[/t]] adj. mournful; plaintive • Etymology: 1535–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • wailful — /ˈweɪlfəl/ (say waylfuhl) adjective mournful; plaintive. –wailfully, adverb …   Australian English dictionary

  • lamenting — adjective vocally expressing grief or sorrow or resembling such expression lamenting sinners wailing mourners the wailing wind wailful bagpipes tangle her desires with wailful sonnets Shakespeare • Syn: ↑wailing, ↑wail …   Useful english dictionary

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