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SAT vocabulary: dolorous

Iranian looks dolorously off to the right
If not many dolorous years, at least a dolorous moment.

What does dolorous mean? Read below for the definition.

Quick vocab quiz for the word dolorous

First, before you read about the word dolorous, try this quick vocab quiz:

dolorous most nearly means

(A) extreme
(B) very sad
(C) angry, furious
(D) immoral or evil
(E) joyous

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Now let’s learn about the word dolorous.

Part of Speech of dolorous

dolorous is an ADJECTIVE.

Pronunciation of dolorous

Here’s how to pronounce dolorous:

IPA: /ˈdou.lə.rəs/

Glossary-style: [DOH-luh-ruhs]

Definition of dolorous

dolorous means: very sad; sorrowful. emotionally painful.

Explain more about dolorous, please

dolorous simply means very, very sad. For example, you could say that someone wrote a dolorous note to a lost friend. Note: We generally would not say something like *the dolorous man or *I’m so dolorous today.

Example of dolorous

Here’s the word dolorous used in a sentence:

The dolorous expression on the mother’s face vanished when she learned that the free clinic could accommodate one last patient that day–her son.

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