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doleful

[dohl-fuhl]
adjective
sorrowful; mournful; melancholy: a doleful look on her face.

Origin:
1225–75; Middle English dol-ful. See dole2, -ful

dolefully, adverb
dolefulness, noun
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doleful (ˈdəʊlfʊl)
 
adj
Archaic word: dolesome dreary; mournful
 
'dolefully
 
adv
 
'dolefulness
 
n

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doleful
late 13c., from O.Fr. doel, from L.L. dolus "grief," from L. dolere "suffer, grieve." Related: Dolefully.
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