- The definition of dolorous is a person who is very sad.
An example of dolorous is someone crying uncontrollably at a funeral; a dolorous person.
- very sorrowful or sad; mournful
- Archaic painful
Origin: Old French dolerous ; from Late Latin dolorosus: see dolor
- dolorously adverb
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Origin: Middle English, from Old French doloros, from Late Latin dolōrōsus, from dolor, dolor; see dolor.
- doˈlor·ous·ly adverb
- doˈlor·ous·ness noun