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doleful


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Doleful  \Dole"ful\,  a. 
  Full  of  dole  or  grief;  expressing  or  exciting  sorrow; 
  sorrowful;  sad;  dismal. 
 
  With  screwed  face  and  doleful  whine.  --South. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  doleful 
  adj  :  filled  with  or  evoking  sadness;  "the  child's  doleful 
  expression";  "stared  with  mournful  eyes";  "mournful 
  news"  [syn:  {mournful}] 




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