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Definitions and Synonyms of doleful | Another word for doleful | What is doleful?

Definition 1: filled with or evoking sadness - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where doleful or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the child's doleful expression
  • stared with mournful eyes
  • mournful news

Synonyms for doleful in the sense of this definition

(doleful is similar to ...) experiencing or showing sorrow or unhappiness

"feeling sad because his dog had died" "Better by far that you should forget and smile / Than that you should remember and be sad"

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