Doleful is adjective that is used to describe being very sad. Sorrowful, mournful. Causing grief or misfortune.


  1. He possessed ‘doleful’ look on his face after watching his team be defeated in the finals.
  2. After assiduously making the same mistakes over and over again, he looked as though he was constantly living life in a ‘doleful’ manner.
  3. If you make bad or immoral decisions in your life, then you could be left with ‘doleful’ consequences.

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