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Meaning of WOEFUL

Pronunciation:  'wowful

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  affected by or full of grief or woe; "his sorrow...made him look...haggard and...woebegone"- George du Maurier
  2. [adj]  of very poor quality or condition; "deplorable housing conditions in the inner city"; "woeful treatment of the accused"; "woeful errors of judgment"

WOEFUL is a 6 letter word that starts with W.


 Synonyms: deplorable, execrable, inferior, miserable, sorrowful, woebegone, wretched



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Woe"ful\, Woful \Wo"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!

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.