Doleful Dole"ful, a. Full of dole or grief; expressing or exciting sorrow; sorrowful; sad; dismal. [1913 Webster]

With screwed face and doleful whine. --South. [1913 Webster]

Regions of sorrow, doleful shades. --Milton.

Syn: Piteous; rueful; sorrowful; woeful; melancholy; sad gloomy; dismal; dolorous; woe-begone. -- {Dole"ful*ly}, adv. -- {Dole"ful*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • dolefully — doleful ► ADJECTIVE 1) sorrowful. 2) causing grief or misfortune. DERIVATIVES dolefully adverb. ORIGIN from Old French doel mourning , from Latin dolere grieve …   English terms dictionary

  • dolefully — adverb with sadness; in a sorrowful manner his mother looked at him dolefully when he told her he had joined the Army • Syn: ↑sorrowfully • Derived from adjective: ↑sorrowful (for: ↑sorrowfully), ↑doleful …   Useful english dictionary

  • dolefully — adverb see doleful …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dolefully — See doleful. * * * …   Universalium

  • dolefully — adverb In a doleful manner Syn: deplorably, dolorously, grievously, lamentably, lugubriously, mournfully, plaintively, regrettably, ruefully …   Wiktionary

  • dolefully — adv. 1448 B …   Oldest English Words

  • dolefully — dole·ful·ly …   English syllables

  • dolefully — See: doleful …   English dictionary

  • dolefully adv — 1) I m on social security, said Tom dolefully. 2) I wish that I had no need for government handouts, Tom said dolefully …   English expressions

  • doleful — dolefully, adv. dolefulness, n. /dohl feuhl/, adj. sorrowful; mournful; melancholy: a doleful look on her face. [1225 75; ME dol ful. See DOLE2, FUL] * * * …   Universalium

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