woeful

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adjective woe·ful \ˈwō-fəl\

Definition of woeful

  1. 1 :  full of woe :  grievous <woeful prophecies>

  2. 2 :  involving or bringing woe

  3. 3 :  lamentably bad or serious :  deplorable <woeful ignorance>

woefully

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woefulness

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Examples of woeful in a sentence

  1. The puppy had woeful eyes.

  2. The student's grades were woeful.

14th Century

First Known Use of woeful

14th century

Variants of woeful

less commonly

woful


WOEFUL Defined for English Language Learners

woeful

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adjective woe·ful \ˈwō-fəl\

Definition of woeful for English Language Learners

  • : full of woe : very sad

  • : very bad


WOEFUL Defined for Kids

woeful

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adjective woe·ful \ˈwō-fəl\

Definition of woeful for Students

  1. 1 :  full of grief or misery <a woeful heart> <a woeful tale>

  2. 2 :  bringing woe or misery <a woeful day>

  3. 3 :  very bad <Your grades are woeful.>

woefully

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