doleful doleful  /ˈdoʊl fəl/


  • (adj) filled with or evoking sadness


  1. But nothing guarantees that doleful outlook surely not the geological gift of massive resources.
  2. He quickly knocked out a doleful melody and a set of lyrics that were soon replaced by those of a rival lyricist: I've still that affection which I had for you;.
  3. One can shows a blank-looking white teenager with a doleful gaze and bags beneath his eyes.


  • 7Days: Regional arts and entertainment

    Sunday Two assignations In Bess Wohl's Barcelona, a funny and intriguing take on sexual politics, an American abroad leaves her bachelorette party for an adventurous tryst with a doleful Spaniard. The show, making its world premiere, goes on at 2 and 7 p.m. Sund
    on June 10, 2013     Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer


  1. "I hope he's the right man, they need a strong character," Pleat told BBC Radio Five. "Santini seemed a rather doleful character, he never showed any animation or authority on the touchline. Spurs have the nucleus of a fine team. They have as...
    on Nov 8, 2004 By: David Pleat Source:

  2. "Bashful Bob is abandoned as a baby beside a beauty parlour and is adopted by a boxer, a beagle and a barsoi," Atwood explains. "Then he meets doleful Dorinda whose parents have disappeared in a dreadful disaster and she's been dumped on...
    on Sep 21, 2004 By: Margaret Atwood Source:

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