Hope Deferred (lifesansvanilla) wrote in sophistiques,
Hope Deferred
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Dolorous

Dolorous
adj.
Marked by or exhibiting sorrow, grief, or pain.

[Middle English, from Old French doloros, from Late Latin dolrsus, from dolor, dolor. See dolor.]
dolor·ous·ly adv.
dolor·ous·ness n.

Function: adjective
1 : causing, characterized by, or affected with physical pain
2 : causing, marked by, or expressive of misery or grief —do·lor·ous·ly adverb

adj : showing sorrow [syn: dolourous, lachrymose, tearful, weeping]

*I love this word although my great-aunt Dolores always springs to mind unbidden.
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