woeful
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈwəʊfəl/
Adjective

woeful (comparative woefuller, superlative woefullest)

  1. Full of woe; sorrowful; distressed with grief or calamity.
    • , Civil War
      How many woeful widows left to bow / To sad disgrace!
  2. Bringing calamity, distress, or affliction.
    a woeful event
    a woeful lack of restraint
  3. Lamentable, deplorable.
  4. Wretched; paltry; poor.
Synonyms


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