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woe

 (wō)
n.
1. Sorrow or grief; misery. See Synonyms at regret.
2.
a. Misfortune or wretchedness: listened to his tale of woe.
b. A cause of sorrow or misery; a misfortune: economic and political woes.
interj.
Used to express sorrow or dismay.
Idioms:
woe betide (someone)
1. Used to express the wish for someone to experience misfortune.
2. Used as a warning or allusion to negative consequences: "Even though my dad was no farmer, he was a crack shot and a very good hunter&.... woe betide the unwary moose that wandered down from Canada" (Howard Frank Mosher).
woe is me
Used to lament one's situation or fate.
woe to (someone)
1. Used to express the wish for someone to experience misfortune.
2. Used as a warning or allusion to negative consequences: "Our sun will be a red giant, and woe to any earthlings who may be around to witness its bloated blush, for the planet on which they stand will likely be vaporized in the expansion" (Natalie Angier).

[Middle English wa, wo, from Old English , woe!]

woe

(wəʊ)
n
1. literary intense grief or misery
2. (often plural) affliction or misfortune
3. woe betide someone misfortune will befall someone: woe betide you if you arrive late.
interj
archaic Also: woe is me an exclamation of sorrow or distress
[Old English wā, wǣ; related to Old Saxon, Old High German wē, Old Norse vei, Gothic wai, Latin vae, Sanskrit uvē; see wail]

woe

(woʊ)

n.
1. grievous distress, affliction, or trouble.
2. an affliction: She suffered a fall, among her other woes.
interj.
3. (used to express grief, distress, or lamentation.)
[before 900; Middle English wo (interjection and n.), Old English (interjection), c. Old Saxon, Old High German wē, Old Norse vei, Gothic wai, Latin vae]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.woe - misery resulting from affliction
miserableness, misery, wretchedness - a state of ill-being due to affliction or misfortune; "the misery and wretchedness of those slums is intolerable"
2.woe - intense mournfulness
mournfulness, ruthfulness, sorrowfulness - a state of gloomy sorrow

woe

woe

noun
1. A state of physical or mental suffering:
2. A state of prolonged anguish and privation:
3. A cause of suffering or harm:
Translations
بَلاء، بُؤْس، حُزْن شَديد
sorg
surutuska
sorg, harmur
liūdesio prislėgtas
bēdasnelaimeposts
bieda

woe

[wəʊ] N (poet, hum) → desgracia f, aflicción f
woe is me!¡ay de mí!
woe betide you if you're lying!¡pobre de ti como sea mentira!
a tale of woeuna historia triste

woe

[ˈwəʊ]
n (= great sadness) → malheur m
a tale of woe (account of sb's misfortunes)une histoire malheureuse
He listened to my tale of woe → Il écouta ma triste histoire.
woe betide sb → malheur à qn woes
npl (= troubles) → malheurs mpl

woe

n
(liter, hum, sorrow) → Jammer m; woe (is me)!weh mir!; woe betide him who …!wehe dem, der …!; a tale of woeeine Geschichte des Jammers
(esp pl: = trouble, affliction) → Kummer m; to pour out one’s woes to somebodysich (dat)seinen Kummer bei jdm von der Seele reden

woe

[wəʊ] n (liter) (hum) → dolore m
woe is me! → me tapino/a!
woe betide him who ... → guai a chi...
a tale of woe → una triste storia

woe

(wəu) noun
(a cause of) grief or misery. He has many woes; He told a tale of woe.
ˈwoeful adjective
miserable; unhappy. a woeful expression.
ˈwoefully adverb
ˈwoefulness noun
ˈwoebegone (-bigon) adjective
sad-looking. a woebegone face.