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]

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  • dolorousness — noun see dolorous …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dolorousness — See dolorously. * * * …   Universalium

  • dolorousness — n. painfulness; grievousness, mournfulness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dolorousness — do·lo·rous·ness …   English syllables

  • dolorousness — noun see dolorous …   Useful english dictionary

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

  • mournfulness — Synonyms and related words: aggrievedness, bitterness, bleakness, cheerlessness, comfortlessness, depression, discomfort, dismalness, distress, distressfulness, dolorousness, dreariness, funerealness, grief, grievousness, joylessness,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • dolorous — (adj.) c.1400, causing pain, from O.Fr. doloros (12c., Mod.Fr. douloureux) painful, sorrowful, wretched, from L.L. dolorosus painful, sorrowful, from L. dolor pain, grief. Sense of causing grief is from mid 15c.; that of full of sorrow is from… …   Etymology dictionary

  • moroseness — n sullenness, saturnineness, saturnity, morosity, somberness, soberness, austerity, severity, acerbity, taciturnity, silence; glumness, gloominess, grumness, grimness, bleakness, darkness, black looks; lugubriousness, atrabiliousness, morbidity,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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