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woeful

woeful

adjective woe·ful \ˈwō-fəl\

: full of woe : very sad

: very bad

Full Definition of WOEFUL

1
:  full of woe :  grievous <woeful prophecies>
2
:  involving or bringing woe
3
:  lamentably bad or serious :  deplorable <woeful ignorance>
woe·ful·ly \-f(ə-)lē\ adverb
woe·ful·ness \-fəl-nəs\ noun

Variants of WOEFUL

woe·ful also wo·ful \ˈwō-fəl\

Examples of WOEFUL

  1. The puppy had woeful eyes.
  2. The student's grades were woeful.

First Known Use of WOEFUL

14th century

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