noun[mass noun] literary
A state of great sorrow or distress: they squatted, hunched in their habitual dolour
More example sentences
- I thought she might be a little subdued by a Monday morning dolour - as most normal people are - and discreetly removed my phone receiver from its cradle.
- It is a plaintive, understated effort infused with dolour and an air of vulnerability.
- It shows weedy tangles of wildflowers lifting their leaves sunward as spring advances and winter's dolor is shucked off for another year.
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