Doleful is adjective that is used to describe being very sad. Sorrowful, mournful. Causing grief or misfortune.
- He possessed ‘doleful’ look on his face after watching his team be defeated in the finals.
- After assiduously making the same mistakes over and over again, he looked as though he was constantly living life in a ‘doleful’ manner.
- If you make bad or immoral decisions in your life, then you could be left with ‘doleful’ consequences.