woefully


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Related to woefully: doggedly, unexpectedly, spontaneity, serene

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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.woefully - in an unfortunate or deplorable manner; "he was sadly neglected"; "it was woefully inadequate"
Translations
بِتعاسَه، باكْتِئاب، بأسى
búbánatosan
meî hryggî
kederle

woefully

[ˈwəʊfəlɪ] ADV
1. (= lamentably) the level of funding is woefully inadequateel nivel de financiación es de una insuficiencia lamentable or deplorable
he is woefully out of touch with public opinionestá lamentablemente desconectado de la opinión pública
to be woefully short of sthandar sumamente escaso de algo
2. (liter) (= sadly) → tristemente
she shook her head woefullysacudió la cabeza afligidasacudió la cabeza tristemente

woefully

[ˈwəʊfʊli] adv
(= sadly) [say, look] → tristement
(= terribly) [inadequate, inappropriate, understaffed] → cruellement
to be woefully short of sth → manquer cruellement de qch

woefully

advkläglich, jämmerlich; (= very)bedauerlich; he is woefully ignorant of …es ist bestürzend, wie wenig er über … weiß; he discovered they were woefully ignorant of …er stellte zu seiner Bestürzung fest, wie wenig sie über … wussten; somebody/something is woefully short of or lacking in somethingjdm/einer Sache (dat)fehlt es bedauerlicherweise an etw (dat)

woefully

[ˈwəʊfəlɪ] adv (sadly, sigh, say) → tristemente; (deplorably, inadequate) → deplorabilmente

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 ?
Thus, she was fain to shrink deeper into herself, as it were, as if in the hope of making people suppose that here was only a cloak and hood, threadbare and woefully faded, taking an airing in the midst of the storm, without any wearer!
He would delight them equally by his anecdotes of witchcraft, and of the direful omens and portentous sights and sounds in the air, which prevailed in the earlier times of Connecticut; and would frighten them woefully with speculations upon comets and shooting stars; and with the alarming fact that the world did absolutely turn round, and that they were half the time topsy-turvy!
Oh, of their rank, their condition"--she brought it woefully out.
She is woefully different from what she was when I saw her last.
He was a bright-eyed man, but woefully pined away, which was no more than natural, if, as some people affirmed, his ordinary diet was fog, morning mist, and a slice of the densest cloud within his reach, sauced with moonshine, whenever he could get it.
But that is Nature's way: she will allow a gentleman of splendid physiognomy and poetic aspirations to sing woefully out of tune, and not give him the slightest hint of it; and takes care that some narrow-browed fellow, trolling a ballad in the corner of a pot-house, shall be as true to his intervals as a bird.
His appetite for facts was capacious, and although many of those which he noted would have seemed woefully dry and colorless to the ordinary sentimental traveler, a careful inspection of the list would have shown that he had a soft spot in his imagination.
But what I mean," she went on, "isn't that I don't get woefully weary of the eternal French thing.
But I have already told you, Monsieur Fouquet," replied D'Artagnan, moved to the depths of his soul, "that you are woefully exaggerating.
In an infinite number of half-obliterated scratches he tried to convey to her the possibility that although human beings are woefully ill-adapted for communication, still, such communion is the best we know; moreover, they make it possible for each to have access to another world independent of personal affairs, a world of law, of philosophy, or more strangely a world such as he had had a glimpse of the other evening when together they seemed to be sharing something, creating something, an ideal--a vision flung out in advance of our actual circumstances.
He's some defender," Captain Duncan grinned, with a hint of the return of his ordinary geniality, at the same time tenderly pressing his bleeding shoulder and looking woefully down at his tattered duck trousers.
We are close to the Cheviot hills; and if you fancy there is anything to see when you look out of window, except sheep, you will find yourself woefully mistaken.