as in mournful
expressing or suggesting mourning a doleful expression on their faces as they said good-bye to the friends they had made over the summer

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as in sad
feeling unhappiness the visibly doleful players, heartbroken about their loss

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“Doleful.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

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