Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The character of being doleful; melancholy; gloominess; dismalness.

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  • noun The characteristic of being doleful; sadness.

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  • noun sadness caused by grief or affliction

Etymologies

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doleful +‎ -ness

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