Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Grieving; full of grief; sorrowful.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective obsolete Sorrowful.

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  • adjective archaic Sad, sorrowful.

Etymologies

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From Old French dolent, from Latin dolēntem, present participle of dolēre ("to grieve").

Examples

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  • "Did you find them all, Uncle Van?" she inquired, sighing, laying her dolent head on his shoulder.

    - Nabokov, Ada, or Ardor.

    May 17, 2008