Causing, marked by, or expressing misery or grief
1) Romeo sang dolorous ballads of death and regret.
2) The death of her mother was a dolorous experience for her.
From Latin dolor which means 'pain, grief' or from Old French doloros which means 'sorrowful, wretched'
aching, agonized, anguished, bemoaning, bewailing, bitter, deploring, doleful, dolesome, mournful, funeral, grieving, heartbroken, lamentable, lugubrious, plaintive, plangent, regretful, rueful, sorrowful, sorry, weeping, wailing, woeful
joyful, happy, glad, cheerful, delighted, gratified, blissful, pleased, chuffed