Definitions for woeful

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. woebegone, woeful(adj)

    affected by or full of grief or woe

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

  2. deplorable, execrable, miserable, woeful, wretched(adj)

    of very poor quality or condition

    "deplorable housing conditions in the inner city"; "woeful treatment of the accused"; "woeful errors of judgment"


  1. woeful(Adjective)

    Full of woe; sorrowful; distressed with grief or calamity.

    How many woeful widows left to bow / To sad disgrace! uE000154550uE001 Daniel.

  2. woeful(Adjective)

    Bringing calamity, distress, or affliction.

  3. woeful(Adjective)

    wretched; paltry; poor

    What woeful stuff this madrigal would be! uE000154551uE001 Pope.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Woeful(adj)

    alt. of Woful

Translations for woeful

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


miserable; unhappy

a woeful expression.

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