Dolorously
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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • dolorously — dolorous ► ADJECTIVE literary ▪ feeling great sorrow or distress. DERIVATIVES dolorously adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • dolorously — adverb see dolorous …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dolorously — See dolorous. * * * …   Universalium

  • dolorously — adverb In a dolorous manner …   Wiktionary

  • dolorously — adv. painfully; grievously, mournfully …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dolorously — do·lo·rous·ly …   English syllables

  • dolorously — adverb see dolorous …   Useful english dictionary

  • dolorous — dolorously, adv. dolorousness, n. /dol euhr euhs, doh leuhr /, adj. full of, expressing, or causing pain or sorrow; grievous; mournful: a dolorous melody; dolorous news. [1375 1425; ME dolorous, dolerous < AF, OF; see DOLOR, OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • dolorous — adjective Date: 15th century causing, marked by, or expressing misery or grief • dolorously adverb • dolorousness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dolorousness — See dolorously. * * * …   Universalium

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