Dolorous meaning

dōlər-əs, dŏlər-
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.

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Marked by or exhibiting sorrow, grief, or pain.
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Very sorrowful or sad; mournful.
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(archaic) Painful.
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Origin of dolorous

  • Middle English from Old French doloros from Late Latin dolōrōsus from dolor dolor dolor

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French dolerous (modern French douloureux), from Latin dolōrōsus (“painful”).

    From Wiktionary