dolorously

dolorous

[dol-er-uhs, doh-ler-]
adjective
full of, expressing, or causing pain or sorrow; grievous; mournful: a dolorous melody; dolorous news.

Origin:
1375–1425; Middle English dolorous, dolerous < Anglo-French, Old French; see dolor, -ous

dolorously, adverb
dolorousness, noun
undolorous, adjective
undolorously, adverb
undolorousness, noun
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dolorous (ˈdɒlərəs)
 
adj
causing or involving pain or sorrow
 
'dolorously
 
adv
 
'dolorousness
 
n

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dolorous
c.1400, "causing pain," from O.Fr. doloros, from L.L. dolorosus, from L. dolor "pain, grief." Sense of "causing grief" is from mid-15c.; that of "full of sorrow" is from 1510s.
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