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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Woeful \Woe"ful\, Woful \Wo"ful\, a. 1. Full of woe; sorrowful; distressed with grief or calamity; afflicted; wretched; unhappy; sad. [1913 Webster] How many woeful widows left to bow To sad disgrace! --Daniel. [1913 Webster] 2. Bringing calamity, distress, or affliction; as, a woeful event; woeful want. [1913 Webster] O woeful day! O day of woe! --Philips. [1913 Webster] 3. Wretched; paltry; miserable; poor. [1913 Webster] What woeful stuff this madrigal would be! --Pope. [1913 Webster] Woefully