Woeful

Definition of Woeful

Woe´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.

Related Words

deplorable, execrable, inferior, miserable, wretched
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