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woe·ful

also wo·ful  (wō′fəl)
adj.
1. Affected by or full of woe; mournful: feeling woeful.
2. Causing, involving, or expressing woe: a woeful situation; woeful eyes.
3. Deplorably bad: woeful errors in judgment.

woe′ful·ly adv.
woe′ful·ness n.

woeful

(ˈwəʊfəl) or

woesome

adj
1. expressing or characterized by sorrow
2. bringing or causing woe
3. pitiful; miserable: a woeful standard of work.
ˈwoefully, wofully adv
ˈwoefulness, wofulness n

woe•ful

(ˈwoʊ fəl)

adj.
1. full of woe; wretched; unhappy: a woeful situation.
2. affected with, characterized by, or indicating woe.
3. of wretched quality; sorry; poor: a woeful collection of paintings.
Sometimes, wo′ful.
[1250–1300]
woe′ful•ly, adv.
woe′ful•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.woeful - affected by or full of grief or woe; "his sorrow...made him look...haggard and...woebegone"- George du Maurier
sorrowful - experiencing or marked by or expressing sorrow especially that associated with irreparable loss; "sorrowful widows"; "a sorrowful tale of death and despair"; "sorrowful news"; "even in laughter the heart is sorrowful"- Proverbs 14:13
2.woeful - of very poor quality or condition; "deplorable housing conditions in the inner city"; "woeful treatment of the accused"; "woeful errors of judgment"
inferior - of low or inferior quality

woeful

adjective
1. wretched, sad, unhappy, tragic, miserable, gloomy, grieving, dismal, pathetic, afflicted, pitiful, anguished, agonized, disconsolate, doleful, pitiable those woeful people to whom life had dealt a bad hand
wretched happy, delighted, contented, glad, cheerful, jolly, jubilant, joyful, carefree, chirpy (informal)
3. pitiful, mean, bad, poor, shocking, sorry, disappointing, terrible, awful, appalling, disastrous, inadequate, dreadful, miserable, hopeless, rotten (informal), pathetic, catastrophic, duff (Brit. informal), feeble, disgraceful, lousy (slang), grievous, paltry, deplorable, abysmal, lamentable, calamitous, shitty (taboo slang), wretched, pitiable, godawful (slang), not much cop (Brit. slang) the team's recent woeful performance

woeful

also woful
adjective
1. Suffering from usually prolonged anguish:
2. Full of or expressive of sorrow:
Translations
بائِس، تَعيس، مُثير للأسى، مُكْتَئِب
sorgfuld
búbánatos
sorgbitinn, hryggur
kederliüzgün

woeful

[ˈwəʊfʊl] ADJ
1. (= lamentable) [lack, ignorance, state] → lamentable, deplorable
2. (liter) (= sad) [person] → afligido, desconsolado; [look, expression] → de desconsuelo, de congoja; [tale] → triste

woeful

[ˈwəʊfʊl] adj
(= sad) [person, eyes, song] → triste
(= terrible) [state, display, performance, attempt] → consternant(e)

woeful

adj (= sad)traurig; (= deplorable) neglect also, ignorance, lackbedauerlich, beklagenswert

woeful

[ˈwəʊfʊl] adj (sad) → triste; (deplorable) → deplorevole, vergognoso/a

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.
References in classic literature ?
It was some days before she saw Jane Fairfax, to judge of her honest regret in this woeful change; but when they did meet, her composure was odious.
This he did in spite of a bombardment of explosions from leaky gas- pipes, and with a woeful lack of experts and standard materials.
Never did bough creak so mysteriously, and never did the far-away howling of dogs send such a woeful presage through the night.
Standing for a while apart from the woeful fight, he changed his armour.
With woeful countenances they looked at each other.
spent in probing the Prince, and trying to make him declare himself; but in this she made a woeful mistake.
She heard the explosion of maternal anger, and as she divined the cause of it, she entered the chamber trembling, and perceived the unlucky Malicorne, whose woeful countenance might have softened or set laughing whoever observed it coolly.
He is sorely taken aback, too, by the dutiful behaviour of his nephew and has a woeful consciousness upon him of being a scapegrace.
The friars looked at one another with a woeful look, and slowly and sadly they mounted their horses again and rode away with never a word.
I'm wretched, woeful, afflicted, distressed and dismal as an individual can be.
She spoke of these with animation, and heard my admiring comments with a smile of pleasure: that soon, however, vanished, and was followed by a melancholy sigh; as if in consideration of the insufficiency of all such baubles to the happiness of the human heart, and their woeful inability to supply its insatiate demands.
Red in the mornings and the evenings, Bertha,' said poor Caleb, with a woeful glance at his employer.