Dol"or*ous (?), a. [L. dolorosus, from dolor: cf. F. douloureux. See Dolor.]


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.


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.


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