dolorous

dolorous
dolorously, adv.dolorousness, n.
/dol"euhr euhs, doh"leuhr-/, adj.
full of, expressing, or causing pain or sorrow; grievous; mournful: a dolorous melody; dolorous news.
[1375-1425; ME dolorous, dolerous < AF, OF; see DOLOR, -OUS]

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