Definition of dolorous adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈdɒlərəs//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdoʊlərəs//
[usually before noun](literary)
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feeling or showing great sadness Word Origin late Middle English: from Old French doleros, from late Latin dolorosus, from Latin dolor ‘pain, grief’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: dolorous