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woeful definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: affected by or full of grief or woe; "his sorrow...made him look...haggard and...woebegone"- George du Maurier [syn: woebegone, woeful]
2: of very poor quality or condition; "deplorable housing conditions in the inner city"; "woeful treatment of the accused"; "woeful errors of judgment" [syn: deplorable, execrable, miserable, woeful, wretched]

Merriam Webster's

also woful adjective Date: 14th century 1. full of woe ; grievous <woeful prophecies> 2. involving or bringing woe 3. lamentably bad or serious ; deplorable <woeful ignorance> woefully adverb woefulness noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. 1 sorrowful; afflicted with distress (a woeful expression). 2 causing sorrow or affliction. 3 very bad; wretched (woeful ignorance). Derivatives: woefully adv. woefulness n.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Woeful Woe"ful, Woful Wo"ful, a. 1. Full of woe; sorrowful; distressed with grief or calamity; afflicted; wretched; unhappy; sad. How many woeful widows left to bow To sad disgrace! --Daniel. 2. Bringing calamity, distress, or affliction; as, a woeful event; woeful want. O woeful day! O day of woe! --Philips. 3. Wretched; paltry; miserable; poor. What woeful stuff this madrigal would be! --Pope.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

1. If someone or something is woeful, they are very sad. ...a woeful ballad. ADJ woefully He said woefully: 'I love my country, but it does not give a damn about me.' ADV: ADV with v 2. You can use woeful to emphasize that something is very bad or undesirable. ...the woeful state of the economy. ADJ: usu ADJ n [emphasis] woefully Public expenditure on the arts is woefully inadequate... ADV: usu ADV adj, also ADV before v

Moby Thesaurus

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