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doleful

dole·ful

doleful

 
pronunciation:
dol fl
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: full of sadness, sorrow, or melancholy.
The child's doleful expression brought tears to my eyes.
synonyms:
cheerless, dolorous, gloomy, melancholy, mournful, sad, sorrowful
antonyms:
cheerful, cheery
similar words:
blue, despondent, disconsolate, down, downbeat, downcast, dreary, forlorn, joyless, lugubrious, tragic, unhappy, wretched
definition 2: causing sorrow, grief, or unhappiness.
The loss of her husband's job was a doleful turn of events.
synonyms:
dolorous, gloomy, melancholy, mournful, sad, sorrowful
antonyms:
cheerful
similar words:
disconsolate, grievous, lugubrious, pathetic, rueful, unhappy
derivations: dolefully (adv.), dolefulness (n.)