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.

 

© Webster 1913.

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