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Synonyms for doleful
ˈdoʊl fəldole·ful

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. doleful

    Synonyms:
    dolorous, rueful, melancholy, piteous, somber, sorrowful, woebegone, dismal

    Antonyms:
    merry, joyful, gay, blithe, beaming

Princeton's WordNet

  1. doleful, mournfuladjective

    filled with or evoking sadness

    "the child's doleful expression"; "stared with mournful eyes"; "mournful news"

    Synonyms:
    mournful, plaintive

    Antonyms:
    glad

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. dolefuladjective

    Synonyms:
    sorrowful, rueful, woful, piteous, melancholy, lugubrious, sad

  2. dolefuladjective

    Synonyms:
    dismal, gloomy, cheerless, dark, dolorous, dolesome

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. dolefuladjective

    Synonyms:
    sorrowful, dolorous, plaintive, piteous, lugubrious, woe-begone

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#25291melancholy
#28539dismal
#47762somber
#56568sorrowful
#60125mournful
#78586plaintive
#92197piteous
#139273dolorous
#151039rueful
#151836doleful
#295809woebegone

How to use doleful in a sentence?

  1. William Shakespeare:

    When griping grief the heart doth wound, and doleful dumps the mind oppress, then music, with her silver sound, with speedy help doth lend redress.


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    • B. trifling
    • C. baleful
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