Grieve vs Dolorous - What's the difference?

grieve | dolorous |


As adjectives the difference between grieve and dolorous

is that grieve is while dolorous is solemnly or ponderously sad.

grieve

English

Etymology 1

From the conjugated forms of (etyl) .

Verb

(griev)
  • To cause sorrow or distress to.
  • * Bible, Eph. iv. 30
  • Grieve not the Holy Spirit of God.
  • * Cowper
  • The maidens grieved themselves at my concern.
  • To feel very sad about; to mourn; to sorrow for.
  • to grieve one's fate
  • To experience grief.
  • (archaic) To harm.
  • To submit or file a grievance.
  • * 2009 D'Amico, Rob , Editor, Texas Teacher , published by Texas AFT (affiliate of American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO); "Austin classified employees gain due process rights", April 2009, p14:
  • Even if the executive director rules against the employee on appeal, the employee can still grieve the termination to the superintendent followed by an appeal to the [...] Board of Trustees.
    Derived terms
    * grieved * griever * grievingly

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) A governor of a town or province.
  • (chiefly, Scotland) A manager or steward, e.g. of a farm.
  • * Sir Walter Scott
  • Their children were horsewhipped by the grieve .
    Derived terms
    * (l)

    Anagrams

    * English ergative verbs ----

    dolorous

    English

    Alternative forms

    * (l)

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Solemnly or ponderously sad.
  • * 1596 , , The Faerie Queene , Book 5, Canto 4:
  • Through dolorous despaire, which she conceyved,
    Into the Sea her selfe did headlong throw,
    Thinking to have her griefe by death bereaved.
  • * 1645 , , "On the Morning of Christ's Nativity", stanza 14:
  • . . . Hell itself will pass away,
    And leave her dolorous mansions to the peering day.
  • * 1859 , , A Tale of Two Cities , ch. 30:
  • From this prison here of horror, whence I every hour tend nearer and nearer to destruction, I send you . . . the assurance of my dolorous and unhappy service.
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  • * 2001 June 24, Stefan Kanfer, " Author, Teacher, Witness," Time :
  • As World War II came to a close, the gaunt and dolorous child was liberated at yet another death camp, Buchenwald.