An example of dolorous is someone crying uncontrollably at a funeral; a dolorous person.
- very sorrowful or sad; mournful
- Archaic painful
Origin of dolorousOld French dolerous from Late Latin dolorosus: see dolor
Origin of dolorousMiddle English from Old French doloros from Late Latin dolōrōsus from dolor dolor ; see dolor .
From Old French dolerous (modern French douloureux), from Latin dolōrōsus (“painful”).