doleful definition

  • adjective:
    • Filled with or revealing grief; mournful. See Synonyms at unfortunate.
    • Causing grief: a doleful reduction.
    • griefful, mournful, bringing emotions of despair.
    • filled with dole or grief; expressing or exciting sorrow; sorrowful; sad; dismal.
    • filled up with or articulating grief; mournful. See Synonyms at unfortunate.
    • Causing grief: a doleful loss.
    • griefful, mournful, bringing emotions of despair.
    • high in dole or grief; revealing or interesting sadness; sorrowful; sad; dismal.
    • full of or evoking sadness
    • filled up with or evoking despair
    • filled up with or articulating grief; mournful. See Synonyms at sad.
    • Causing grief: a doleful loss.
    • griefful, mournful, bringing feelings of despair.
    • filled with dole or grief; revealing or interesting sadness; sorrowful; unfortunate; dismal.
    • filled with or evoking despair
    • Filled with or expressing grief; mournful. See Synonyms at sad.
    • Causing grief: a doleful reduction.
    • griefful, mournful, bringing thoughts of sadness.
    • high in dole or grief; expressing or exciting sorrow; sorrowful; unfortunate; dismal.
    • filled up with or evoking despair
  • others:
    • filled with dole or grief; sorrowful.
    • Expressing or causing grief; of a mournful or dismal personality; gloomy: since, a doleful whine; a doleful cry.
    • Crafty; cunning; wily.
    • Synonyms and Mournful, woeful, rueful, lugubrious, dolorous, piteous, cheerless.
    • Full of dole or grief; sorrowful.
    • Expressing or causing grief; of a mournful or dismal character; depressing: because, a doleful whine; a doleful weep.
    • Crafty; cunning; wily.
    • Synonyms and Mournful, woeful, rueful, lugubrious, dolorous, piteous, cheerless.
    • packed with dole or grief; sorrowful.
    • revealing or causing grief; of a mournful or dismal personality; gloomy: because, a doleful whine; a doleful weep.
    • Crafty; cunning; wily.
    • Synonyms and Mournful, woeful, rueful, lugubrious, dolorous, piteous, cheerless.
    • high in dole or grief; sorrowful.
    • Expressing or causing grief; of a mournful or dismal personality; depressing: because, a doleful whine; a doleful weep.
    • Crafty; cunning; wily.
    • Synonyms and Mournful, woeful, rueful, lugubrious, dolorous, piteous, cheerless.

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