What is another word for dolefully?

Pronunciation: [dˈə͡ʊlfəlɪ] (IPA)

Dolefully is an adverb often used to describe a sad or mournful emotional state. There are several synonyms that may be used in its place to convey a similar meaning. These include sorrowfully, mournfully, melancholically, dejectedly, woefully, and sadly, among others. Each of these words highlights the sense of deep sadness and despair that dolefully conveys. The choice of synonym may depend on the particular tone and context of the sentence or passage, and the intended effect on the reader or listener. Therefore, it is important for writers and speakers to have a strong vocabulary of related words to communicate their thoughts effectively.

What are the hypernyms for Dolefully?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for dolefully?

Dolefully is an adverb that expresses sadness, grief or sorrow. We can use antonyms to express the opposite meaning of the word. Some antonyms for dolefully include happily, joyfully, energetically, optimistically, cheerfully, and brightly. For example, people might dance happily at a party instead of dolefully sitting alone in a corner. A couple might celebrate their anniversary joyfully instead of dolefully remembering their past struggles. Someone could energetically pursue their goals rather than sitting dolefully and giving up. Optimistically, one might look forward to the future with confidence rather than dolefully wallowing in the past. We can interpret the antonyms of dolefully as having a positive outlook on life, being hopeful, and spreading joy to others.

Usage examples for Dolefully

No person could I see about the place, but knew it was inhabited as there were some fowls walking about, and some calves shut in a pen in one of the numerous buildings were dolefully calling-calling to be fed.
"Afoot in England"
W.H. Hudson
And Dale stood nodding his head dolefully.
"The Devil's Garden"
W. B. Maxwell
Dale counting his money, dolefully discovered that it had run very low indeed.
"The Devil's Garden"
W. B. Maxwell

Famous quotes with Dolefully

  • His find he hid at the back of the closet in his own room upstairs. The crystal cube he slipped into his pocket, which already bulged with string, a coil of wire, two pennies, a wad of tinfoil, a grimy defenses stamp, and a chunk of feldspar. Emma, Scott's two-year-old sister, waddled unsteadily in from the hall and said hello. "Hello, Slug," Scott nodded, from his altitude of seven years and some months. He patronized Emma shockingly, but she didn't know the difference. Small, plump, and wide-eyed, she flopped down on the carpet and stared dolefully at her shoes. "Tie 'em, Scotty, please?" "Sap," Scott told her kindly, but knotted the laces.
    Lewis Padgett

Related words: sadly, dolefully, downhearted, dismayed

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