ETYM Latin desolatus, p. p. of desolare to leave alone, forsake; de- + solare to make lonely, solus alone. Related to Sole.
1. Crushed by grief.
2. Pitiable in circumstances especially through abandonment; SYN. forlorn, godforsaken, lorn.
ETYM Formerly a noun; e.g., Chaucer.
1. Gloomy to the eye or ear; sorrowful and depressing to the feelings; foreboding; cheerless; dull; dreary.
2. Fatal; ill-omened; unlucky.
Causing distress or worry or anxiety; SYN. distressful, disturbing, perturbing, troubling, worrisome, worrying.
Filled with or evoking sadness; SYN. mournful.
ETYM Latin dolorosus, from dolor: cf. French douloureux. Related to Dolor.
Showing sorrow; SYN. dolourous, lachrymose, tearful, weeping.
Short and fat; SYN. podgy, pudgy, tubby.
ETYM Old Fren. grevous, grevos, Late Lat. gravosus. Related to Grief.
Causing or marked by grief or anguish; SYN. heartbreaking, heartrending.
Very severe or painful; causing grief or suffering, heinous. grievous bodily harm, Law, crime of inflicting serious physical injury on another person. (abbr. GBH).
Not experiencing or inspiring joy.
ETYM Latin lacrymosus, better lacrimosus, from lacrima, lacruma (also badly spelt lachryma) a tear, for older dacrima, akin to Eng. tear. Related to Tear the secretion.
Generating or shedding tears; given to shedding tears; suffused with tears; tearful.
ETYM Latin lamentabilis; cf. French lamentable.
An archaic word for mournful.
1. Secluded from society; not frequented by human beings; solitary.
2. Conscious of, and somewhat depressed by, solitude
ETYM Latin lugubris, from lugere to mourn; cf. Greek lygros sad, Skr. ruj to break.
ETYM Latin melancholicus, Greek melas, -anos black + chole gall, bile.: cf. French mélancholique.
Given to melancholy; depressed; melancholy; unhappy.
1. Expressing sorrow; SYN. plaintive.
2. Full of sorrow; sad
3. Causing sorrow or melancholy; gloomy
ETYM French plaintif. Related to Plaintiff.
Expressive of sorrow or melancholy; mournful; sad.
1. Causing one to rue or lament; woeful; mournful; sorrowful.
2. Expressing sorrow.
1. Experiencing or showing or causing sorrow or unhappiness
2. Expressive of sorrow
3. Exemplary of misfortune
ETYM Old Eng. sorweful, as. sorgful.
Experiencing or marked by or expressing sorrow especially that associated with irreparable loss.
1. Grieved for the loss of some good; pained for some evil; feeling regret
2. Melancholy; dismal; gloomy; mournful.
3. Poor; insufficient; worthless
1. Causing discomfort
2. Experiencing or marked by or causing sadness or sorrow or discontent; SYN. sad.
ETYM AS. wann, wonn, wan, won, dark, lurid, livid, perhaps originally, worn out by toil, from winnan to labor, strive. Related to Win.
1. Lacking vitality as from weariness or illness or unhappiness.
Liable to weep easily.
ETYM For wishful; perhaps influenced by wistly, which is probably corrupted from Old Eng. wisly certainly (from Icel. viss certain, akin to Eng. wit). Related to Wish.
Full of longing or unfulfilled desire; SYN. yearning.
1. Full of woe; grievous
2. Involving or bringing woe
3. Lamentably bad or serious; deplorable