According to Merriam-webster, dolorous (adj.) is a causing, marked by, or expressing misery or grief.We can use the word dolorous to express a great sadness or something mournful.
Dolorous history started on 15th century. It was first appeared around 1400s and linked to physical pain. It comes from the Latin word dolor, meaning “pain” as well as “grief. Dolorous shares the same root with the word, condolence, an expression of sympathy with someone’s sadness.
Dolorous are synonym with aching, agonized, heartbroken, deploring, sorrowful, and mournful. Meanwhile, its antonyms are delighted, joyful, cheerful, and blithe.
Here are examples of dolorous in a sentence:
- the dolorous music made me recall all the sad times. the dolorous woman could not stop crying at her daughter’s funeral.
- the dolorous music made me recall all the sad times.