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dolorous

[dol-er-uh s, doh-ler-] /ˈdɒl ər əs, ˈdoʊ lər-/
adjective
1.
full of, expressing, or causing pain or sorrow; grievous; mournful:
a dolorous melody; dolorous news.
Origin
1375-1425
1375-1425; Middle English dolorous, dolerous < Anglo-French, Old French; see dolor, -ous
Related forms
dolorously, adverb
dolorousness, noun
undolorous, adjective
undolorously, adverb
undolorousness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for dolorously

dolorous

/ˈdɒlərəs/
adjective
1.
causing or involving pain or sorrow
Derived Forms
dolorously, adverb
dolorousness, noun
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Word Origin and History for dolorously

dolorous

adj.

c.1400, "causing pain," from Old French doloros (12c., Modern French douloureux) "painful, sorrowful, wretched," from Late Latin dolorosus "painful, sorrowful," from Latin dolor "pain, grief." Sense of "causing grief" is from mid-15c.; that of "full of sorrow" is from 1510s. Related: Dolorously; dolorousness.

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