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2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Woeful \Woe"ful\, Woful \Wo"ful\, adjective

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. Woefully

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



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}]

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