Woeful : Definition


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Definitions of Woeful

Pronunciation : Woe"ful, Wo"ful
Part of Speech : a.
Definition : 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.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913


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