Pronunciation of Doleful
/dˈə͡ʊlfə͡l/, /dˈəʊlfəl/, /d_ˈəʊ_l_f_əl/
Synonyms for doleful:
Other synonyms and related words:
weeping, lamentable, dolorous, despondent, miserable, cast down, down in the mouth, funeral, wretched, low, blue, droopy, mournful, regretful, glum, down, downcast, woebegone, piteous, gloomy, low-spirited, anguished, heavyhearted, inconsolable, Bewailing, rueful, lugubrious, plangent, sorrowful, depressed, regrettable, bitter, melancholic, woeful, aching, dejected, unhappy, forlorn, melancholy, deplorable, heartsick, agonized, dismal, heartbroken, plaintive, disconsolate, Deploring, brokenhearted, Dolesome, grieving, joyless, downhearted, Saddened, grievous, sorry, crestfallen, heartsore.
sorrowful, sad, downhearted, depressed, cast down, mournful, rueful, plaintive, down, forlorn, melancholy, piteous, dismal, dolorous, lamentable, gloomy, down in the mouth, woebegone, lugubrious, grieving, dejected, wretched, woeful, crestfallen, downcast.
Sense 5 (noun)
Usage examples for doleful:
- It was this particular bit of knowledge that made it difficult for her to keep a sober face as she met Mary's doleful gaze. - "Marjorie Dean, High School Junior", Pauline Lester.
- Miserable is no word for it, he answered; you never saw such a doleful chap, nor I'll be bound one half so frightened, in your life. - "A Crime of the Under-seas", Guy Boothby.