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  1. sorrow; grief.
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Also especially British, do·lour.

Origin of dolor

1275–1325; Middle English dolour (< Anglo-French) < Latin dolor, equivalent to dol(ēre) to feel pain + -or -or1
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Related Words for dolor

heartache, distress, agony, sorrow, suffering, grief, sadness, heartbreak, passion, ruth

Examples from the Web for dolor

Historical Examples of dolor

  • Yes, I am a prince, and my name is Dolor; will you tell me yours, madam?

    The Little Lame Prince

    Dinah Maria Mulock

  • What they found when they came to Virginia was dolor enough.

  • It frightens me so,' pleaded Margarita, for she saw the dolor coming.

  • And Prince Dolor blushed when he had said it, and hoped nobody had heard him.

    The Little Lame Prince

    Miss Mulock--Pseudonym of Maria Dinah Craik

  • The finest of these is Dolor Hugo: ogof, the old Cornish word for "cave."

    The Cornish Coast (South)

    Charles G. Harper

dolor in Medicine


  1. Pain.
  2. Sorrow; grief.
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Related formsdo′lo•rific adj.
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