Middle English from Old French dolorosfrom Late Latin dolōrōsusfromdolordolordolor
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Old French dolerous (modern French douloureux), from Latindolōrōsus (“painful”).
Dolorous Sentence Examples
Everything was gray and white in a cold and dolorous sort of shepherd's plaid.
We object also to the catastrophe as too dolorous, and as absolutely improbable.
Fraser 's vocals slide in seductive tones over tumbling dolorous chords, delicately spinning out ethereal melodies.
The league was promised by England; but the army of France was first in the field, and towards the end of the year drove the forces of the "congregation" from Leith into Edinburgh, and then out of it in a midnight rout to Stirling - "that dark and dolorous night," as Knox long afterwards said, "wherein all ye, my lords, with shame and fear left this town," and from which only a memorable sermon by their great preacher roused the despairing multitude into new hope.