woeful


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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 ?
Or perhaps even Gnawed away, nibbled badly-- Most wretched, woeful! woeful!
Forthwith this frame of mine was wrenched With a woeful agony, Which forced me to begin my tale; And then it left me free.
I am going to unexplored regions, to "the land of mist and snow," but I shall kill no albatross; therefore do not be alarmed for my safety or if I should come back to you as worn and woeful as the "Ancient Mariner." You will smile at my allusion, but I will disclose a secret.
At this point of his career Jo seemed to be getting a long way from the condition of orphanage; the interposition of a multitude of parents between himself and that woeful state promised him a long immunity from its disadvantages.
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.
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.
Poor Elzbieta was ashamed of herself for having told so woeful a tale, and the other had to beg and plead with her to get her to go on.
"Three regulators still need to bless this and shareholders should continue to reject this woeful offer."
figure By CELLESTINE OLILO Eternal rivals Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards face-off in the first instalment of the Mashemeji derby in the 2018/2019 SportPesa Premier League.This will be the 90th meeting between the two giants, with Gor Mahia aiming at moving into third place in the standings, while Leopards will be seeking to bounce back to winning ways after woeful outings against Bandari and Mount Kenya United saw Ingwe drop to 15th.
THE Conservative candidate for Stockton South has been selected - and he's planning to "take Labour to task on their woeful record".
FROM ALEX SPINK on the Gold Coast TEAM boss Sarah Winckless refused to accept England had been "woeful" at the Commonwealth Games despite their medal-table thrashing.