Definition of Dolefulness

1. Noun. Sadness caused by grief or affliction.

Generic synonyms: Sadness, Unhappiness
Derivative terms: Doleful



Definition of Dolefulness

1. Noun. The characteristic of being doleful; sadness. ¹

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Definition of Dolefulness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dolefulness

doldrums
dole
dole bludger
dole bludgers
dole out
dolebludger
doled
doled out
doleful
dolefuler
dolefulest
dolefull
dolefuller
dolefullest
dolefully
dolefulness (current term)
dolefulnesses
dolemite
dolent
dolente
dolerite
dolerites
doleritic
dolerophanite
doles
dolesome
dolia
dolich-
dolicho-
dolichocephalic

Literary usage of Dolefulness

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1. The Works of President Edwards by Jonathan Edwards, David Brainerd (1830)
"If you meet with prosperity, you may justly receive it with a sorrowful sense of the dolefulness of your state; for you know not but it is to fit you for ..."

2. The Works of President Edwards by Jonathan Edwards, David Brainerd (1830)
"If you meet with prosperity, you may justly receive it with a sorrowful sense of the dolefulness of your state ; for you know not but it is to fit you for ..."

3. A Discourse on the Lives and Characters of Thomas Jefferson and John Adams by William Wirt (1826)
"And as to " placing the receiver in the attitude of a common beggar, whose success depends on the dolefulness of his story ;" how is this ..."

4. Report of the Directors of the American Education Society by American Education Society (1824)
"And as to " placing the receiver in the attitude of a common beggar, whose success depends on the dolefulness of his story ;" how is this ..."

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