1. Filled with or evoking sadness
2. Mournful
3. Causing grief
4. Sorrowful

Whenever a girl has to sit in DOLI to go to her in laws’ house after marriage, she is DOLEFUL/ Sorrowful. We can remember doleful from that.

1. Burnished doves moan their doleful love songs and young men’s fancies turn.
2. For amid all the doleful news, there is a hopeful tide.
3. My daughter sat down at the piano to play something doleful.

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