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 ?
But she, too, grew pale and thin; and the nervous activity of the poor little hands and arms only emphasized the pitiful motionlessness of the once active little feet and legs now lying so woefully quiet under the blankets.
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.
Oh, of their rank, their condition"--she brought it woefully out.
Never was modesty more woefully out of place," he rejoined.
I had never had a real boyhood, and in this, my precocious manhood, I was very hard and woefully wise.
She was glad to go home, and yet most woefully sad at leaving school.
Gradgrind's stock of facts in general was woefully defective; but Mr.
But what I mean," she went on, "isn't that I don't get woefully weary of the eternal French thing.
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.
This victory gained, Rokesmith made haste to profit by it, for he saw how woefully time had been lost.
I had chiefly been my own enemy, or, as I may rightly say, I had been nobody's enemy but my own; but now I was woefully embarrassed: for though I was perfectly innocent, I was in no condition to make that innocence appear; and if I had been taken, it had been under a supposed guilt of the worst kind.