Definitions for woebegoneˈwoʊ bɪˌgɔn, -ˌgɒn

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word woebegone

Random House Webster's College Dictionary

woe•be•goneˈwoʊ bɪˌgɔn, -ˌgɒn(adj.)

  1. beset with woe.

  2. showing or indicating woe; forlorn.

Origin of woebegone:

1300–50; ME wo begon orig., woe (has or had) surrounded (someone); wowoe+begon, ptp. of begon, OE begān to surround, besiege (see be -, go1)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. creaky, decrepit, derelict, flea-bitten, run-down, woebegone(adj)

    worn and broken down by hard use

    "a creaky shack"; "a decrepit bus...its seats held together with friction tape"; "a flea-bitten sofa"; "a run-down neighborhood"; "a woebegone old shack"

  2. woebegone, woeful(adj)

    affected by or full of grief or woe

    "his sorrow...made him look...haggard and...woebegone"- George du Maurier


  1. woebegone(Adjective)

    in a deplorable state

  2. woebegone(Adjective)

    filled with or deeply affected by woe

  3. Origin: “woe has beset me”, from wo + begon

Translations for woebegone

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary



a woebegone face.

Get even more translations for woebegone »


Find a translation for the woebegone definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these woebegone definitions with the community:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"woebegone." STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 21 Dec. 2014. <>.

Are we missing a good definition for woebegone?

The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations

A Member Of The STANDS4 Network

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for woebegone: