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synonyms for dolefulness

  • anguish
  • blues
  • dejection
  • depression
  • despondence
  • despondency
  • doldrums
  • downheartedness
  • dumps
  • gloom
  • glumness
  • grief
  • heartache
  • melancholy
  • mournfulness
  • sorrow
  • unhappiness
  • woe
  • heavy-heartedness
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antonyms for dolefulness

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  • cheer
  • encouragement
  • gladness
  • happiness
  • joy
  • joyfulness
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How to use dolefulness in a sentence

When Anthony was ready to speak of her Dahlia, she obtruded this question in utter dolefulness.
RHODA FLEMING, COMPLETEGEORGE MEREDITH
And the Rector, having laid down his pipe, took to studying his boots with a certain dolefulness.
ROBERT ELSMEREMRS. HUMPHRY WARD
Sébalt sat with legs across, and his elbow resting on his knee, gazing into the fire with unspeakable dolefulness.
THE MAN-WOLF AND OTHER TALESEMILE ERCKMANN AND ALEXANDRE CHATRIAN
Indeed all I have been doing was to get him to moderate his dolefulness.
THE PILLARS OF THE HOUSE, VOL. I (OF 2)CHARLOTTE M. YONGE
My rendering of the famous ballad had, in consequence, acquired a dolefulness not intended by the composer.
PAUL KELVERJEROME KLAPKA, AKA JEROME K. JEROME
"And I didn't make exactly a success of my marriage either," Winnie reflected, in a puzzled dolefulness.
MRS. MAXON PROTESTSANTHONY HOPE
And the rector, having laid down his pipe, took to studying his boots with a certain dolefulness.
ROBERT ELSMEREMRS. HUMPHRY WARD
"Don't want a birthdays," he announced with a suspicious dolefulness in his voice.
BOBBY IN SEARCH OF A BIRTHDAYLEBBEUS MITCHELL
"You are so anxious to have me grow up," he replied, with proper dolefulness.
TOMMY AND GRIZELJ.M. BARRIE
There was a certain accent of dolefulness in the way he said it.
YOUNG PEOPLE'S PRIDESTEPHEN VINCENT BENET
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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