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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  You  take  me  in  too  dolorous  a  sense  I  spake  to  you 
  for  your  comfort.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  Occasioning  pain  or  grief;  painful. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dolorous 
  adj  :  showing  sorrow  [syn:  {dolourous},  {lachrymose},  {tearful},  {weeping}] 




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