Woe"ful, 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! 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.

 

© Webster 1913.

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