woful


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.
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            How many woeful widows left to bow
            To sad disgrace!                      --Daniel.
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   2. Bringing calamity, distress, or affliction; as, a woeful
      event; woeful want.
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            O woeful day! O day of woe!           --Philips.
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   3. Wretched; paltry; miserable; poor.
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            What woeful stuff this madrigal would be! --Pope.
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