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dolefuladjective

uk   /ˈdəʊl.fəl/  us   /ˈdoʊl-/
very sad: a doleful expression
dolefully
adverb uk   us   /-i/
Translations of “doleful”
in Vietnamese đau buồn…
in Spanish triste…
in Thai เสียใจมาก…
in Malaysian muram…
in French triste…
in German traurig…
in Chinese (Traditional) 悲傷的,哀傷的…
in Indonesian sedih…
in Russian скорбный…
in Turkish sıkıntılı, üzüntülü, kederli…
in Chinese (Simplified) 悲伤的,哀伤的…
in Polish żałosny, smętny…
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